Title : America is in the heart
Author : Carlos Bulason
Binalonan, Puzzorobio, San Manuel, Tayug, Mangusmana, Baguio, Lingayen, Seattle, Washington, Cannery in Alaska, Stockton, California, Klamath Falls, Oregon, San Luis Obispo, California, Los Angeles, California, San Diego, California
Carlos- is called Allos by his family and friends in the Philippines. He is the main character of the book.
The Father - This character is a typical hardworking Filipino peasant who owns four hectares of land that supports the family until he starts to sell it to a moneylender in order to pay for school expenses.
Autilia Sampayan - This character lives in town while her husband works and lives on the farm.
Leon - This is the oldest son who is fighting a war in Europe.
Amado- He’s the youngest among his four brothers. He’s living with her mother and his baby sister.
Luciano-He’s next to Leon, competing his three-year service in the Philippine Scout which is the native detachment of the United States army.
Macario- Next to Carlos, a student in highschool from Lingayen, Pangasinan. It was for him that they’re all working very hard so that he could come back to Binalonan to reach school, and perhaps to support their family.
Irene- She his Allos’ little sister who lived with their mother.
Francisca- Allos’ youngest sibling.
Felix Razon- He’s a fanatical peasant boy which Allos met in America.
Marcelo- the boy who had been playing the guitar that came to Allos’ room and helped him to relieve his discomfort. He’s also from San Manuel, Pangasinan.
Miss Strandon- is the artist who has a house in Baquio and hires Carlos as her houseboy. When she finds that he likes books, she arranges for him to work at the library also.
Conrado Torres- is a journalism student at the University of Oregon who first meets Carlos at the Alaskan cannery
Alfredo- is a friend of Amado. He and Amado work as bootleggers and then as gamblers. Alfredo eventually...