Bodega Dreams

Bodega Dreams

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Hot town, summer in the city. This brilliantly entertaining novel - has it all: cracking dialogue, fast-paced plot, broken hearts and broken dreams, love and passion, betrayal and murder, and extraordinarily vivid characters: Sapo - who bites ( Whass close to my mouth is mine by right and my teeth ain t no fucken pawn-shop ); Chino - trying to get through college and out of the ghetto; Blanca - not allowed to wear jeans but makes up for it with tight, short skirts; Vera - with her dyed blonde hair she could almost be some middle-age Anglo woman with a taste for shopping on Fifth Avenue; Nene - who speaks in song titles ( You know me, I m just a soul whose intentions are good ); and Willie Bodega - the mover and shaker, king of Spanish Harlem.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 135 x 215mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1852426616
  • 9781852426613

About Ernesto Quinonez

Ernesto Quino ez was born in Ecuador but raised in Spanish Harlem, and attended the City College Creative Writing Programme where he studied under Walter Mosley. Bodega Dreams has earned him the Jerome Lowell Dejur Award and a place on the Village Voice s Writers on the Verge list for 2000. He lives in New York City where he teaches at public schools.show more

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2,055 ratings
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4 39% (808)
3 25% (516)
2 6% (114)
1 2% (33)
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