Bodega Dreams

Bodega Dreams

A Novel

by Ernesto Quinonez and Ernesto Quiinonez

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 14/03/2000

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In a stunning narrative combining the gritty rhythms of Junot Diaz with the noir genius of Walter Mosley, Bodega Dreams pulls us into Spanish Harlem, where the word is out: Willie 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. Lyrical, 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.
ISBN:
9780375705892
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
14-03-2000
Language:
English
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Publisher:
Vintage
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
224
Dimensions (mm):
203x132x15mm
Weight:
0.2kg

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