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Bodega Dreams : Vintage Contemporaries - Ernesto Quinonez

Bodega Dreams

Vintage Contemporaries

Paperback

Published: 14th March 2000
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"A new and authentic voice of the urban Latino experience." --Esmeralda Santiago, author of When I Was Puerto Rican
In a stunning narrative combining the gritty rhythms of Junot Diaz with the noir genius of Walter Mosley, Bodega Dreams announces the arrival of a writer who "The Village Voice" has already hailed as "a Writer on the Verge."
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.
Lyric, inspired, and darkly funny, this powerful debut novel brilliantly evokes the trial of Chino, a smart, promising young man to whom Bodega turns for a favor. Chino is drawn to Bodega's street-smart idealism, but soon finds himself over his head, navigating an underworld of switchblade tempers, turncoat morality, and murder.

"Bodega is a fascinating character. . . . The story [Qui�onez] tells has energy and verve." --The New York Times Book Review "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, author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

"A new and authentic voice of the urban Latino experience." --Esmeralda Santiago, author of When I Was Puerto Rican

"[Qui�onez's] ideas for using fiction to galvanize the city into confronting poverty are invigorating. . . . Blend[s] street-smart dialogue, culturally relevant prose, and progressive politics into a noir thriller with literary merit." --Time Out New York

ISBN: 9780375705892
ISBN-10: 0375705899
Series: Vintage Contemporaries
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 14th March 2000
Publisher: Vintage
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.2