By Ted Yabut Jr.

ISBN-10: 1519786425

ISBN-13: 9781519786425

Brown Rice is a memoir that reads like an adventure-humor-romance-thriller set in Philippines throughout the turbulent years of the Marcos dictatorship of the 60s and 70s. It’s a coming-of-age tale of Spike, who idolizes JFK, joins the fraternity of Marcos, and is looking for the lady a psychic claims could swap his lifestyles.
Spike’s father is an adman who wrote a musical he desires to promote to Broadway. Spike’s mom is an artwork instructor suffering to elevate 8 little ones on a decent funds as her husband battles bad well-being and prejudice for higher employment.
The backdrop of Manila within the 70s, scholar demonstrations, barricades, and tyranny places the reader in the middle of the 1st zone typhoon, the unrest and turmoil that preceded the statement of Martial legislation, the beginning of the Marcos dictatorship. The characters from highschool, university and the fraternity who become involved in Spike’s lifestyles are humorous, real and unforgettable.
The tale begins in 1958 and builds in a cascading sequence of clash, fight and victory. The pages flip until eventually the tumultuous and unforeseen finishing in 1980.

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