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In her debut novel ‘America Is Not the Heart’ Elaine Castillo explores the immigrant experience — Noted.co.nz

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— by Maggie Trapp: Elaine Castillo’s sharp and insightful novel about the Asian-American immigrant experience takes up the torch left by a pioneer of the genre.

Writer and activist Carlos Bulosan’s America Is in the Heart – a semi-autobiographical novel about the Filipino immigrant experience and the “promise of a better life”, published in 1946 and since assigned in Asian-American literature courses in universities across the US – is clearly a jumping-off point for Elaine Castillo’s multifaceted, moving debut novel, America Is Not the Heart

Image courtesy of Atlantic Books

May 2, 2019

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