The Boy Without a Flag

Fiction

The Boy Without a Flag

Tales of the South Bronx
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
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From Abraham Rodriguez, Jr. comes “a first book of fiction . . . in which brutality is controlled by sophistication” (New York Times).

In these truth-telling stories about a neighborhood of Puerto Rican adolescents growing up in the South Bronx, Rodriguez introduces us to the youth who fight every day for survival in our cities. Here we meet those who, in the author’s words, occupy “the rancid underbelly of the American Dream. These are the kids no one likes to talk about; they are seen as the enemy by most people. I want to show them as they really are, not as society wishes them to be.”

ISBN:
978-1-57131-028-6
Publish Date: 
01/21/1999
Pages: 
120
Size: 
5.5 × 8.4 × 0.38 in
Weight: 
5.8 oz

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