Bodega Dreams by Ernesto Quinonez

Bodega Dreams by Ernesto Quinonez

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OVERVIEW

In this "thriller with literary merit" (Time Out New York), a stunning narrative combines 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.
PRODUCT INFO

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Vintage; 1st edition (March 14, 2000)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 213 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0375705899
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0375705892
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 7.2 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.18 x 0.59 x 7.96 inches