William Irizzari has reinvented himself as Willie Bodega, a drug lord who plans to use his money to buy and renovate his areas comdemned buildings. Told by Chino, a young graffiti artist, this is the story of whether hope and loyalty can survive in a world of crime.
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Veronica . Oh , yeah , wait , I remember . ” It was about two years ago , before we got married . Blanca and I had been talking about those Latinos who Anglonize their names , from Juan to Jack , or Patricia to Trish .
Veronica would attend and at times even help out with breakfast programs and clothing drives , but what Veronica really wanted was for Bodega to find a real job and marry her . “ How old were you back then ?
“ Veronica . I haven't heard you called that since our wedding day . ” “ Shut up , John . ” She seemed desperate for him to be quiet . The old man's eyes returned to Bodega . “ But you see , I must warn you about my wife .
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Bodega Dreams features really well-written, sympathetic characters living in Spanish Harlem. With a gripping, detailed portrayal of the neighborhood and a fast moving plot that's very easy to get ... Read full review
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The books by Ernesto Quinonez were my first introduction to Spanish Harlem. Thanks to my Midwestern existence, and even to some years in S. Texas, I had never known this place existed. Both his novels are fantastic and engrossing. I'm looking forward to more. Read full review