Brown Rice: A memoir by Ted Yabut Jr.

By Ted Yabut Jr.

Brown Rice is a memoir that reads like an adventure-humor-romance-thriller set in Philippines throughout the turbulent years of the Marcos dictatorship of the 60s and 70s. It’s a coming-of-age tale of Spike, who idolizes JFK, joins the fraternity of Marcos, and is looking for the lady a psychic claims could swap his existence.
Spike’s father is an adman who wrote a musical he desires to promote to Broadway. Spike’s mom is an artwork instructor suffering to elevate 8 little ones on a decent funds as her husband battles negative healthiness and prejudice for higher employment.
The backdrop of Manila within the 70s, pupil demonstrations, barricades, and tyranny places the reader in the course of the 1st region typhoon, the unrest and turmoil that preceded the statement of Martial legislations, the beginning of the Marcos dictatorship. The characters from highschool, collage and the fraternity who get entangled in Spike’s existence are humorous, real and unforgettable.
The tale begins in 1958 and builds in a cascading sequence of clash, fight and victory. The pages flip till the tumultuous and unforeseen finishing in 1980.

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