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Latin Moon in Manhattan: A Novel
Exuberant 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 Columbia 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 ...more
Paperback, 212 pages
Published January 15th 1993 by St. Martin's Griffin
(first published 1992)
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Not a bad book. Mostly a novelty on my shelf as I wanted to try reading some gay fiction of which I have admittedly read little. It doesn't stand out as a must read, but the writing is good, and the story both believable and entertaining. There is an attempt at the Shakespearean in the sense of combining many characters within a spare story. For the most part it holds up.
I stuck with this one all the way through mainly because I grew interested in the characters, though the writing style itself strikes me as clunky. I wanted to give this a 2.5 rating; it's not quite a three in my estimation.
Jaime Manrique (16 June 1949 - ) Colombian American author, poet, and journalist.More about Jaime Manrique...