Wednesday, May 26, 2010
By Noel Alumit
Bong Bong, as a child, is sent by his mother to Los Angeles to escape the chaos of his Philippine homeland.
And Montgomery Clift, a movie star on the TV, becomes his first American friend.
Through a long series of letters to his idol, Bong Bong chronicles his growing up, his sexual awakening, and maybe getting to a place where his life can finally begin.
I met the author, Noel Alumit, this weekend, and here's how he sold me on his book. (And yes, of course, I bought a copy!):
"Letters To Montgomery Clift" won a Violet Quill Award and the Stonewall Book Award. Add your review of this book in comments!