Bodega Dreams

Bodega Dreams

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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.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Contemporaries, 2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375705892
0375705899
Branch Call Number: FICTION Quinonez
Characteristics: 213 p. ; 21 cm

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IngloriousBelcher Oct 23, 2011

First heard of this author when he told an excellent story on the moth podcast. Great book.

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