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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.

©2000 Ernesto Quinonez (P)2019 Tantor

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  • 15-11-2019

a Must hear

I have read this book before. a while back and loved it.. but hearing it made it 10x better.. even tho I knew what was coming . the delivery by the voice actor had me in my feelings.. I felt sad, mad, happy on whole another level from when I was reading it. and I laugh harder than ever before.

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  • 02-12-2020

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I loved the story. I hope the writer makes a second part of the story to read what happened to Chino.

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