Bodega Dreams by Ernesto Quinonez
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.
- 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