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Patron Saints of Nothing (Paperback)

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A powerful coming-of-age story about grief, guilt, and the risks a Filipino-American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his cousin's murder.

Jay Reguero plans to spend the last semester of his senior year playing video games before heading to the University of Michigan in the fall. But when he discovers that his Filipino cousin Jun was murdered as part of President Duterte's war on drugs, and no one in the family wants to talk about what happened, Jay travels to the Philippines to find out the real story.

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A powerful coming-of-age story about grief, guilt, and the risks a Filipino-American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his cousin's murder.

Jay Reguero plans to spend the last semester of his senior year playing video games before heading to the University of Michigan in the fall. But when he discovers that his Filipino cousin Jun was murdered as part of President Duterte's war on drugs, and no one in the family wants to talk about what happened, Jay travels to the Philippines to find out the real story. Hoping to uncover more about Jun and the events that led to his death, Jay is forced to reckon with the many sides of his cousin before he can face the whole horrible truth -- and the part he played in it.

As gripping as it is lyrical, Patron Saints of Nothing is a page-turning portrayal of the struggle to reconcile faith, family, and immigrant identity.

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ISBN 9780525554929
Length (cm) 14.0000
Width (cm) 3.0000
Height (cm) 21.0000
Publisher Penguin Books
Publication Date Apr 21, 2020
Pages (number) 352
Genre Teens & Young Adult
Author Randy Ribay
Signed No
Format Paperback
Editorial Reviews

"Powerful and courageous." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Deep, nuanced, and painfully real." -- Booklist

"Passionately and fearlessly, Ribay delves into matters of justice, grief, and identity." -- Publishers Weekly

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