#151 – Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

On this episode, we discuss our  August 2021 pick is Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay, a YA coming-of-age story set against the background of Philippine’s President Duterte’s war on drugs. Jay is a bored Filipino American teen in the midst of some major senioritis when he learns that his cousin Jun, who he was once close with, was killed as part of Duterte’s purge of drug pushers and addicts. Wanting to learn the truth behind Jun’s death, Jay takes his first trip to the Philippines in over a decade.

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