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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“ My wife called me a day ago hysterically crying , and told me to come up to New York . ” He sounded worried . “ I asked her why . Why she didn't just return . She continued to cry , so I agreed to come . On the phone she gave me this ...
I wanted my wife back . Finally Bodega and Vera walked in . Bodega was wearing a new suit . It wasn't all white like the one I had last seen him wear . This was a very fine dark blue suit , probably Italian , with a satin red ...
Then I must tell you things about my wife . ” “ I don't need to hear anything from you . I know everything about Veronica — ” “ Veronica ? ” Vidal laughed , his eyes mocking Vera . “ Veronica . I haven't heard you called that since our ...
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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