America Is Not the Heart
Three generations of women from one immigrant family try to reconcile the home they left behind with the life they're building in America. Illuminating the violent political history of the Philippines in the 1980s and 1990s and the insular immigrant communities that spring up in the suburban United States, Castillo delivers a powerful, increasingly relevant novel about the promise of the American dream and the unshakable power of the past.
Elaine Castillo was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and now lives in South East London. She received her MA in Creative & Life Writing from Goldsmiths College, University of London, where she was shortlisted for the Pat Kavanagh Award. America Is Not the Heart is her first novel.