Hot town, summer in the city. This brilliantly entertaining novel - has it all: cracking dialogue, fast-paced plot, broken hearts and broken dreams, love and passion, betrayal and murder, and extraordinarily vivid characters: Sapo - who bites ( Whass close to my mouth is mine by right and my teeth ain t no fucken pawn-shop ); Chino - trying to get through college and out of the ghetto; Blanca - not allowed to wear jeans but makes up for it with tight, short skirts; Vera - with her dyed blonde hair she could almost be some middle-age Anglo woman with a taste for shopping on Fifth Avenue; Nene - who speaks in song titles ( You know me, I m just a soul whose intentions are good ); and Willie Bodega - the mover and shaker, king of Spanish Harlem.
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Don't tell me you don't know what happened . I know you know what happened . ”
Although they know , they beg for the answer . They can feel the Lord in their
midst . Their souls are swollen with excitement , just waiting to erupt . They will ...
I knew she was thanking the Lord that the fire had happened while she , the baby
, and I were at church . " Cristo salva , gracias al Señor . It's not the end of the
world . " As we watched the fire grow more stubborn , fighting the firemen and
So , Angel , what happened to the nigga ? ” Frankie asked as he played . “ Dead ,
” Angel said . " How he die ? " “ That shit was a shame . ” But before I could learn
the details of Angel's fate , Sapo returned with a paper bag in his hand and we ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BtB_Library - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - marciathing - LibraryThing
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