When the Rainbow Goddess Wept by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard

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Blending the myths of the Philippines with the tragic history of the Filipino people, a visionary novel chronicles World War II's Japanese invasion of the Philippines, as nine-year-old Yvonne flees to the jungle seeking refuge, strength, and hope. A first novel. Tour.
 

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Published March 15, 1994 by Dutton Adult. 224 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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Her mother bears a stillborn baby in the jungle while Japanese soldiers lurk nearby, prevents an enemy soldier from stealing their chickens, then asks Yvonne's father to kill the prisoner of war he takes.

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Yvonne Macaraig is an exuberant and mischievous nine-year-old when the Japanese invade her Philippine homeland in 1941, and so she begins her grim story of endurance and survival with a spirit of adve

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Yvonne Macaraig is an exuberant and mischievous nine-year-old when the Japanese invade her Philippine homeland in 1941, and so she begins her grim story of endurance and survival with a spirit of adventure and optimism.

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Nida, the sexy, blustery bar owner who accompanies Yvonne's family and at one point offers her body to a Japanese soldier in order to save them all;

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When the Japanese invade Philippines and it becomes clear that Ubec City (backwards for Cebu) may soon be under attack, Yvonne’s family (her mother, Angeling and her father) decide to vacate the city, leaving Yvonne’s aunt (her mother’s sister, Lourdes) and cousin (Esperanza, Lourdes’s daughter) ...

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