Title Profile & Character Information

Leche

Annotation

After thirteen years of living in the U.S., Vince returns to his birthplace, the Philippines. As he ventures into the heat and chaos of the city, he encounters a motley cast of characters, including a renegade nun, a political film director, arrogant hustlers, and the country’s spotlight-driven First Daughter. Haunted by his childhood memories and a troubled family history, Vince unravels the turmoil, beauty, and despair of a life caught between a fractured past and a precarious future.

Witty and mesmerizing, this novel explores the complex colonial and cultural history of the Philippines and the paradoxes inherent in the search for both personal and national identities.

R. Zamora Linmarkis the author of the novelRolling the R's(Kaya Press) and two poetry collections,Prime Time ApparitionsandThe Evolution of a Sigh(Hanging Loose Press). Linmark splits his time between Manila and Honolulu.



Awards
2011  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year

Characters
NameVince
GenderMale
TraitsFilipino
Gay

GenreFiction
TopicsLife changes
Cultures
Filipino life
Gay men
Filipino Americans
Love
SettingManila, Philippines
Philippines