Patron Saints of Nothing
Written by Randy Ribay
Published by Kokila
Jay Reguero plans to spend the last semester of his senior year playing video games before heading to the University of Michigan in the fall. But when he discovers that his Filipino cousin Jun was murdered as part of President Duterte’s war on drugs, and no one in the family wants to talk about what happened, Jay travels to the Philippines to find out the real story. Hoping to uncover more about Jun and the events that led to his death, Jay is forced to reckon with the many sides of his cousin before he can face the whole horrible truth — and the part he played in it. As gripping as it is lyrical, Patron Saints of Nothing is a page-turning portrayal of the struggle to reconcile faith, family, and immigrant identity.
Primary ISBN: 9780525554912
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook
Young Adult, Age 14 or older
Community Represented: Filipino/Filipino American
Themes: Immigrant: Economic, Multiracial Identity, Visiting Home Country
Setting: Philippines, United States
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant
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