COMPARABLE TO STEINBECK: Bulosan’s work is often compared to Steinbeck’s in the way he captures the time and place of post-WWII immigrant laborers and immigrant workers, which will be of interest to the massive number of Steinbeck fans and cause them to discover his work.
ONE OF FOUR NEW ASIAN AMERICAN TITLES in Penguin Classics, the others being Japanese American John Okada’s No-No Boy (9780143134015), Chinese American H. T. Tsiang’s The Hanging On Union Square (9780143134022), and Korean American Younghill Kang’s East Goes West (9780143134305).
EXCELLENT ADDITION TO OUR FILIPINO CLASSICS LIST: We have already had great success publishing works by Filipino authors like Jose Rizal and Nick Joaquin, and considering Bulosan’s popularity, America Is in the Heart will be both an excellent supplement and magnet to those works.
FOREWORD BY VIKING PENGUIN AUTHOR ELAINE CASTILLO: The edition will include a new foreword by America is Not the Heart (Viking, 2018) author Elaine Castillo, an introduction by internationally renowned Bulosan scholar E. San Juan Jr., and an annotated collection of Bulosan’s letters selected by Bulosan expert Jeffrey Arellano Cabusao.
SELECTION OF BULOSAN LETTERS: Unique to our edition will be a sample of letters written at the time of America Is in the Heart annotated for our edition.
An email has been sent out with instructions for resetting your password.