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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She just told the entire neighborhood and eventually someone must have tipped
off the cops . A girl named Inelda Andino had killed Popcorn . Negra's
explanation was simple : “ She was always jealous of his hair . Popcorn had the
best hair in ...
He had always been Sapo but that year , after biting Blessington , he started
turning into someone who wasn't afraid to die . It was the beginning of the adult
Sapo . His was the sneaker you wouldn't want to step on because “ sorry ”
Bodega took pride in helping someone who had just arrived from Puerto Rico or
Nicaragua or Mexico or any other Latin American country . He'd get them jobs ,
legal jobs that didn't pay a lot but got them started on their new life here in ...
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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