Cover Attraction is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. She says, "I’m a very visual person and love beautiful, or interesting, cover art. It entices, and invites, me to stop and take a peek instead of walking right on by."
This week, my cover attraction is Dream Jungle by Jessica Hagedorn.
Set in a Philippines of desperate beauty and rank corruption, Dream Jungle feverishly traces the consequences of two seemingly unrelated events: the discovery of an alleged "lost tribe" and the arrival of a celebrity-studded American film crew filming an epic Vietnam War movie. Caught in the turmoil unleashed by these two incidents are four unforgettable characters-a wealthy, iconoclastic playboy, a woman ensnared in the sex industry, a Filipino-American writer, and a jaded actor-who find themselves drawn irrevocably together in this lavish, sensual portrait of a nation in crisis.
Why I like it:
It really looks like a dream. And I can't help but wonder what the beautiful young girl is running from - or hiding from.
This edition of Dream Jungle was published in 2004.