Moondogs

It has been famously said of the Philippines that the nation spent "three hundred years in the convent, and fifty years in Hollywood," as a result of sequential colonial rule by Spain and the USA. Yates's exuberant, rambunctious, and delightfully gonzo first novel might reverse that ratio as it captures the holy libertinism of the island nation in a compelling, unpredictable, fast-paced magical-realist narrative.

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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