Publisher: Bloomsbury USA (September 22, 2015)
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Josephine Mendoza escapes poverty through coming to Kuwait from the Philippines to paintings as a maid, the place she meets Rashid, an idealistic basically son with literary aspirations. Josephine, with all of the wide-eyed naivety of stripling, believes she has stumbled on real love. but if she turns into pregnant, and with the rumble of warfare starting to be ever louder, Rashid bows to kin and social strain, and sends her again domestic together with her child son, José. mentioned suffering from his twin id, José clings to the wish of returning to his father's state whilst he's eighteen. he's ill-prepared to plunge headfirst right into a international the place the terror of tyrants and dictators is not anything in comparison to the terror of 'what will humans say.' And with a Filipino face, a Kuwaiti passport, an Arab surname and a Christian first identify, will his father’s nation welcome him?The Bamboo Stalk takes an unflinching examine the lives of international staff in Arab international locations and confronts the common difficulties of id, race and faith.