About the Author
Marissa Roth is a photographer whose work appears regularly in the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, and other publications. Her photographic study about the children of the Philippines, "The Children Wear Old Eyes," was featured in a solo exhibition at the Lentz Center for Asian Culture at the University of Nebraska.
Born and raised in the Philippines, Jessica Hagedorn is the author of the novels The Gangster of Love and the award-winning Dogeaters; and the editor of Charlie Chan Is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction. She has adapted Dogeaters for the stage and is working on a new novel.