Boyet R. Hernandez has a flair for fashion. He leaves the Philippines for New York to try and make it as a designer. He navigates through hipsters, fashionistas, and yuppies, searching for improbable success in Brooklyn, until one night, a knock on the door brings armed men who drag him to Guantanamo. Expecting his innocence to be realized shortly, Boyet makes the best of things by turning his orange prison jump suit into couture…except Boyet is continually not found innocent. Alex Gilvarry’s debut novel, From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant, is a sometimes humorous yet painfully believable reminder that even after ten plus years, Guantanamo Bay is still active.
By Readers' Advisor on November 22, 2012 Categories: Books