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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THE NEXT day Blanca and I rented a U - Haul van and got family and friends to help us move . Negra and Victor pitched in . Victor had recovered but was still weak so , like Blanca , helped only with the light stuff .
He used people and used his money to move them by remote control . He had used Blanca without Blanca even knowing it and I had been the one that had gotten us involved in all this . I was going to go home and tell her everything that I ...
R O UN D 7 Watering His Peach Tree LANCA and I missed work so we could move . Bodega sent someone over with a lease . Maybe it was the immediacy of the situation or maybe she was just too tired , but Blanca asked no questions .
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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