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El vendedor de sueños / Ernesto Quiñ̃onez ; traducción de Edmundo Paz Soldán.

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Summary:

In a stunning narrative combining the gritty rhythms of Junot Diaz with the noir genius of Walter Mosley, Bodega Dreams pulls us into Spanish Harlem, where the word is out: Willie Bodega is king. Need college tuition for your daughter? Start-up funds for your fruit stand? Bodega can help. He gives everyone a leg up, in exchange only for loyalty-and a steady income from the drugs he pushes. Lyrical, inspired, and darkly funny, this powerful debut novel brilliantly evokes the trial of Chino, a smart, promising young man to whom Bodega turns for a favor. Chino is drawn to Bodega's street-smart idealism, but soon finds himself over his head, navigating an underworld of switchblade tempers, turncoat morality, and murder.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library SP FIC QUINONEZ (Text) 33892100592659 Adultos New Español Book None 06/25/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780804170765
  • ISBN: 0804170762
  • Physical Description: 240 pages ; 21cm
  • Edition: Primera edición.
  • Publisher: Nueva York : Vintage Español, 2018.

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Summary, etc.:
In a stunning narrative combining the gritty rhythms of Junot Diaz with the noir genius of Walter Mosley, Bodega Dreams pulls us into Spanish Harlem, where the word is out: Willie Bodega is king. Need college tuition for your daughter? Start-up funds for your fruit stand? Bodega can help. He gives everyone a leg up, in exchange only for loyalty-and a steady income from the drugs he pushes. Lyrical, inspired, and darkly funny, this powerful debut novel brilliantly evokes the trial of Chino, a smart, promising young man to whom Bodega turns for a favor. Chino is drawn to Bodega's street-smart idealism, but soon finds himself over his head, navigating an underworld of switchblade tempers, turncoat morality, and murder.
Todos en Spanish Harlem lo saben: Willie Bodega es el rey. ¿Necesita ayuda para mantener a su hija en la escuela? ¿Para pagar el alquiler? ¿Fondos para montar un puesto de frutas? Bodega puede ayudarlos a cambio de su lealtad, y sueña con ampliar sus negocios y la vida de El Barrio con el dinero negro del tráfico de drogas. En esta intensa novela de búsqueda de identidad y redención, Julio, un joven inteligente y prometedor a quien llaman "Chino", conoce al mítico Bodega, quien recurre a él para contactar a su amor de juventud. Atraído por el idealismo de bandido generoso de Bodega -antiguo miembro de los Young Lords y visionario que sueña con una "Gran Sociedad" de los latinos-, Chino acaba sumergido en un mundo de intrigas y violencia.
Language Note:
In Spanish. En español.
Subject: Puerto Ricans > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
Criminal behavior > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Fiction.
Puertorriqueños > Nueva York (Estado) > Nueva York > Novela.
Conducta criminal > Nueva York (Estado) > Novela.
Nueva York (Nueva York) > Novela.
Spanish language materials.
Genre: Spanish language edition > Fiction.
Spanish language materials.
Materiales en español.
Bildungsromans.
Novela de formación.
Novels.

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