American son a novel by Brian Ascalon Roley

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Published by Norton in New York .

Written in English

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  • Filipino Americans -- Fiction.,
  • Mothers and sons -- Fiction.,
  • Immigrants -- Fiction.,
  • Young men -- Fiction.,
  • Gangsters -- Fiction.,
  • Brothers -- Fiction.,
  • California -- Fiction.

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Book details

StatementBrian Ascalon Roley.
LC ClassificationsPS3568.O5333 A84 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination217 p. ;
Number of Pages217
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6790794M
ISBN 100393321541
LC Control Number00053307

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a dozen full-length plays and screenplays. His honors include the Laurents/Hatcher Award, a Steinberg Citation from The American Theatre Critics Association, and multiple regional theatre awards.

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