Walter Dempsey Jr., a gay man in his twilight years, grew up in the war-torn Phillipines during WWII, a time of great unrest and personal injustices. Watching a harrowing film on Filipino "comfort women" forced into prostitution to satiate Japanese soldiers stirs deep memories in Walter, aka Markova, of his own days as a "comfort gay."
Markova flashes back to those hard years while speaking with a reporter; His short-lived freedom following the death of his abusive homophobic brother, his capture, escape and revenge on Japanese soldiers for their carnal brutality, followed by the American Liberation and the start of a lifetime of healing.
Markova's intensely personal story traces the scars imprinted on a country struggling to come to terms with its past and a man struggling to survive in a society that refuses to accept him for who he is.
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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 15 July, 2006.