Latin Moon In Manhattan: A Novel

Kobo ebook | May 1, 2003

byManrique, Jaime

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"A picaresque tale about a gay Colombian immigrant s adventures among hookers, self-made millionaires, narcotics traffickers, and elderly book mavens." New York TimesExuberant and colorful, Latin Moon in Manhattan paints a vivid portrait of New York City as the land of El Dorado for today s Latino immigrants. From Little Colombia in Queens to the street life of Times Square, this brilliant novel is crowded with an extraordinary cast of characters: Hot Sauce, a midget hooker; Simon Bolivar, a parrot who croons Julio Iglesias songs; the Urrutias, a family rich from cocaine smuggling; Santiago Martinez, a loner and would-be poet whose ancient cat, Mr. O Donnell, is slowly dying of an enlarged heart. Exploding with a profusion of plots and subplots involving drug smuggling, romance, and the literary politics of Queens, Latin Moon in Manhattan is a rich and utterly charming work."Manrique catches the East Coast Colombian Americans as deftly as Amy Tan portrays the Chinese Americans of the West. But Manrique is a giddier writer than Tan; he waltzes between the zany, the melancholy, and the not quite surreal." Village Voice

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"A picaresque tale about a gay Colombian immigrant s adventures among hookers, self-made millionaires, narcotics traffickers, and elderly book mavens." New York TimesExuberant and colorful, Latin Moon in Manhattan paints a vivid portrait of New York City as the land of El Dorado for today s Latino immigrants. From Little Colombia in Qu...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 1, 2003Publisher:University of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299187535

ISBN - 13:9780299187538

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