When a Tree Falls
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When a Tree Falls

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Otilia Mancuso is a self-professed Xanax poster girl who works, sleeps, breathes, loves and bribes in Hudson County. She has lived in a high rise next to the Holland Tunnel ever since she was elected to the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Her sudden and unexpected election--to a seat vacated by the untimely death of her predecessor in a sleazy motel--made her th...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 30th 2010 by Arte Publico Press (first published 2010)
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Arte Público Press
Feb 23, 2010 Arte Público Press marked it as to-read
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Beatriz Rivera's,When a Tree Falls, is a madcap love story involving New Jersey government officials caught up in entrapment, corruption, and extortion.

Praise for the work of Beatriz Rivera:

"Recurring characters, family relationships, and the Jersey City Hispanic barrio connect the stories, as does Rivera's delicious sense of humor."
Library Journal on African Passions and Other Stories

"A large cast of endearingly self-absorbed characters struggle along in Rivera's sure-handed comedy as private...more
Ms. Oldham
I liked this book for its characters, who are greedy and self-absorbed, and just human enough to hate. It's like if every soap-opera villain came together in one show, and you watched it with your sarcastic best friend. Or maybe like watching The Real Housewives, except you can still hope that these characters don't actually exist.
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