FROM THE MEMOIRS OF A NON-ENEMY COMBATTANT, by Alex Gilvarry
Contemporary fiction at its best. As soon as he graduates from design school, Boyet "Boy" Hernandez leaves his home in the Philippines and comes to New York City to be a women's fashion designer. The slog is hard, but he's committed. And he's good. He meets his neighbor, Ahmed, and despite initial misgivings, allows the slick talking liar of no discernible citizenship to bankroll (B)oy, his soon-to-be-fabulously-famous line. As Boy's chance at fame increases, so does his involvement with the globr-trotting Ahmed. Stacks of fertilizer in the guy's apartment don't raise suspicions to the fashion-obsessed Boy. And then, just as Barneys and Neiman Marcus start paying attention, there's a midnight knock on the door. And the nightmare begins. Comic, sad, scary, horrific, and just plain Kafkaesque, Boy's Guantanamo ordeal will make you laugh and cry. It's a 5+, perfect for a book group.