"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.
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I read this book for my New York Literature and films class as a junior in high school, Great book, wonderful features,, with things that will thrill you to want to read more
Review: Bodega DreamsUser Review - Annette Boehm - Goodreads
This is quite the book! For just over 200 pages, it packs quite a punch. It tells the story of Chino, a Puerto-Rican-American growing up in Spanish Harlem, and his encounter with Willie Bodega, to ... Read full review
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BODEGA DREAMS by Ernesto Quinonez
BODEGA DREAMS. By Ernesto Quinonez. 213 pages New York: A Vintage Contemporaries Original, 2000. ISBN # 0-375-70589-0. Comments of Bob Corbett August 2002 ...
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Vintage Catalog | Bodega Dreams by Ernesto Quinonez
How have issues of ethnicity and religion informed Bodega Dreams? ... In Bodega Dreams you can see this in some of the characters: Blanca and Chino, ...
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City Pages - Ernesto Quiñonez: <i>Bodega Dreams</i>
Shockheaded Peter inflicts exquisite punishment on naughty children
Analysis and Summary of "Bodega Dreams" by Quinonez : Part II
From Round 7 of Book II until the end, the plot of "Bodega Dreams" by Ernesto Quinonez continues to progress but of equal importance is the fact that ...
Bodega Dreams, thank God my class has finished that book ...
Many of my students loved the book–a particular sweetie became my Bodega Dreams expert he was so into it–and the looks on my students’ faces when the ...
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Book Reviews Issues 21
Bodega Dreams by Ernesto Quiñonez: Vintage Contemporaries, us 2000; Serpent's Tail, uk 2000. Set in contemporary Spanish Harlem, author Quiñonez’s first ...
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Quotes From Bodega Dreams · Drugs · BD Character Dialogues · Bodega Dreams book 2 Quotes External Links: Julia de Burgos. Bold, Italic, Underline, Color and ...
Wednesday, March 19: Have completed the first 107 pages of Bodega Dreams. ... We will discuss this essay in relation to Bodega Dreams. ...
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Bad Influencia - New York Times
Bodega Dreams By Ernesto Quinonez. 213 pp. New York: ... No simple morality tale, ''Bodega Dreams'' is a stark evocation of life in the projects of El ...
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Multicultural Education: Bodega Dreams
Bodega Dreams. Schon, Isabel. Quinonez, Ernesto. Bodega Dreams. New York: Vintage/Random, 2000. 213p. ISBN: 0-375-- 70589-9. pap. $12.00. Gr. 10-adult. ...
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