South by South Bronx

South by South Bronx

Abraham Rodriguez Jr. / Apr 05, 2020

South by South Bronx Powerful A redemptive and absorbing work The New York Times Book Review on SpidertownScary sexy exuberant Rodriguez has seized a truth of our times and given us a crackling good read Los Angeles Ti

  • Title: South by South Bronx
  • Author: Abraham Rodriguez Jr.
  • ISBN: 9781617750663
  • Page: 346
  • Format: ebook
  • Powerful A redemptive and absorbing work The New York Times Book Review, on SpidertownScary, sexy, exuberant Rodriguez has seized a truth of our times and given us a crackling good read Los Angeles Times Book Review, on SpidertownRodriguez uses the repetitiveness of life in the ghetto itself to make the tension and desperation of Spidertown achingly pPowerful A redemptive and absorbing work The New York Times Book Review, on SpidertownScary, sexy, exuberant Rodriguez has seized a truth of our times and given us a crackling good read Los Angeles Times Book Review, on SpidertownRodriguez uses the repetitiveness of life in the ghetto itself to make the tension and desperation of Spidertown achingly palpable People, on SpidertownA joy to read Rodriguez s writing has never been accomplished, lyrical, trenchant, or humane In these pages you will find marvels, but also a young man writing with the ferocity of life itself Junot Diaz, on The Buddha BookWhen Puerto Rican ladies man Alex awakes one morning to find a mysterious woman in his bed, he assumes he s suffered another embarrassing blackout He soon learns, however, that Ava is no one night stand in fact, he s never met her before As her story begins to unfold and her reason for appearing in his bed emerges, it is not just Alex s life that she risks, nor her own, but the entire character of the South Bronx.Abraham Rodriguez, Jr was born and raised in the South Bronx His first book, The Boy without a Flag, was a 1993 New York Times Notable Book of the Year His novel Spidertown won a 1995 American Book Award and was optioned by Columbia Pictures His most recent novel, The Buddha Book, was published by Picador in 2001 He currently lives in Berlin, Germany.

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      • Abraham Rodriguez Jr.

        Author Abraham Rodriguez Jr is an author well versed in the hardships of city life Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, he has opened the doors of inner city America to the world by writing about an environment he knows best his own.Mr Rodriguez is best known for his books The Boy Without A Flag, a 1993 New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Spidertown, winner of a 1995 American Book Award, which has also appeared in British, Dutch, German, and Spanish editions Spidertown has been optioned by Columbia Pictures.Mr Rodgriguez s newest novel, The Buddha Book, which will be published by St Martin s Press, is scheduled for release this year.His work has appeared in dozens of anthologies and literary magazines including Story, Best Stories from New Writers, Chattahoochie Review, and Alternative Fiction Poetry He was the recipient of a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2000, and he has served as a literary panel member on the NewYork State Council of the Arts.Mr Rodriguez s current projects include writing the narration for a film called Chenrezi Vision, and starting an East Coast small press named Art Bridge From nationalbook arodrigue


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