Bodega Dreams

Bodega Dreams

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The word is out in Spanish Harlem: Willy Bodega is king. Need college tuition for your daughter? Start-up funds for your fruit stand? Bodega can help. He gives everyone a leg up, in exchange only for loyalty - and a steady income from the drugs he pushes. Chino is drawn to Bodega?s street-smart idealism, but soon finds himself out of his depth trying to navigate an underworld of switchblade tempers, dog-eats-dog morality and murder. West Side Story meets The Sopranos in a narrative that combines the gritty rhythms of Junot Diaz with the noir genius of Walter Mosley, Bodega Dreams hails the arrival of a writer who brilliantly gives voice to the Latino experience of today.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 17mm
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Main
  • 1852426616
  • 9781852426613

About Ernesto Quinonez

Ernesto Quinonez 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.
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?Beautifully realized... Frequently brilliant? San Francisco Examiner ?Rich with eye-opening detail, [this is] a lively and entertaining work by a young writer whose talents are deserving of a wide readership? Oscar Hijuelos ?A new and authentic voice of the urban Latino experience? Esmeralda Santiago
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2,190 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 29% (640)
4 39% (859)
3 25% (537)
2 5% (120)
1 2% (34)
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