Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
"The definitive novel of the encounter between the Philippines and America and their history of mutual illusion, antagonism, and ambiguous affection." - Robert Stone

Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction

Winner of the American Book Award

Welcome to Manila in the turbulent period of the Philippines' late dictator. It is a world in which American pop culture and local Filipino tradition mix flamboyantly, and gossip, storytelling, and extravagant behavior thrive.

A wildly disparate group of characters - from movie stars to waiters, from a young junkie to the richest man in the Philippines - becomes caught up in a spiral of events culminating in a beauty pageant, a film festival, and an assassination. In the center of this maelstrom is Rio, a feisty schoolgirl who will grow up to live in America and look back with longing on the land of her youth.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Used availability for Jessica Hagedorn's Dogeaters

Hardback Editions

July 1991 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dogeaters
Author(s): Jessica Hagedorn
ISBN: 0-04-440837-4 / 978-0-04-440837-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pandora P.
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July 1991 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Dogeaters
Author(s): J Hagedorn
ISBN: 1-4176-7128-9 / 978-1-4176-7128-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush
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March 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dogeaters
Author(s): Jessica Hagedorn
ISBN: 0-394-57498-2 / 978-0-394-57498-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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Paperback Editions

December 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dogeaters
Author(s): Jessica Hagedorn
ISBN: 1-55936-215-4 / 978-1-55936-215-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
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July 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dogeaters
Author(s): Jessica Hagedorn
ISBN: 0-04-440847-1 / 978-0-04-440847-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pandora P.
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April 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dogeaters (Contemporary American Fiction)
Author(s): Jessica Hagedorn
ISBN: 0-14-014904-X / 978-0-14-014904-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

March 1995 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Dogeaters, Jessica Hagedorn Interview With Danger and Beauty
Author(s): Jessica Hagedorn
ISBN: 1-55644-404-4 / 978-1-55644-404-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amer Audio Prose Library Inc
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Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dogeaters: A Play About the Philippines
Author(s): Jessica Hagedorn
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
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August 2013 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dogeaters: A Novel
Author(s): Jessica Hagedorn
Publisher: Open Road Media
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