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Andrew Cotto

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Andrew Cotto is the award-winning author of THE DOMINO EFFECT, OUTERBOROUGH BLUES: A BROOKLYN MYSTERY, and CUCINA TIPICA: AN ITALIAN ADVENTURE. Andrew has written for The New York Times, Men’s Journal, Rolling Stone, Conde Nast Traveler, The Huffington Post, Parade, Salon, Maxim, Deadspin, Relish, the Good Men Project and Teachers & Writers Magazine. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School.

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Andrew Cotto I avoid struggling to find things to write by knowing what I want to write before I sit down.
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Raven’s Top 5 Reads- 2012

Dec21 by ravencrimereads

Well, after much cogitating, ruminating and periods of enormous indecision, I have finally arrived at my Top 5 reads of 2012. Bearing in mind the amount of time it has taken to produce this list, I think this is a fair reflection of the sheer quality of the crime fiction it has been my pleasure to read over the last year. There was a substantial... Read more of this blog post »
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THE DOMINO EFFECT (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: THE DOMINO EFFECT is the story of Danny "Domino" Rorro, a charismatic kid from Queens with a poisoned past and complicated present at a New Jersey boarding school.
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Description: OUTERBOROUGH BLUES: A BROOKLYN MYSTERY is an unconventional noir that takes place on the dawn of urban gentrification. Lyrical, atmospheric and brilliantly suspenseful, Outerborough Blues is the story of a drifter, Caesar Stiles, immersed in a mystery that takes him to the hidden corners of a rapidly changing Brooklyn. The gritty search for a missing art student takes on a mythological sweep, in a gem-like construction, as Stiles has a single week to solve the case while reconciling his own inescapable past. Elegiac and literary, Outerborough Blues: A Brooklyn Mystery pulses with the underbelly of Americana and the universal longing for home.
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Description: The Domino Effect is the story of Danny Rorro, a charismatic kid from Queens poisoned by the past. A series of painful defeats have left him scarred and isolated from his neighborhood, his parents, and, most significantly, the benevolent ways of his childhood when he was known as “Domino.” With great insight, imagery and wit, Danny recalls his past in Queens and his coming-of-age at Hamden Academy. This fast paced and powerful story is rich with conflict, humor, tenderness and music—just like life, especially when coming-of-age.
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“My mother's mother came to this country in the usual way--she got on a boat with other immigrants and sailed from Sicily. She wasn't one of them, however: neither tired nor poor or part of any huddled mass. Instead, she traveled alone, with her money in one sock and a knife in the other, coming to the new world with an old world motive--to murder the man that had left her for America.”
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“The lady in the liquor store sold me a fifth of whiskey and the landlord’s name without taking her eyes off the book she was reading.”
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“In the open sky above the hushed streets, the moon was a porcelain plate on a black table as I walked home. A breeze raised the collar of my jeans jacket as I sliced through the silvery silence, past unlit buildings and quivering trees and cars idle by the curb. The air felt like glass. I crossed empty corners under the mauve light of overhead lamps.”
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Lorraine Venter Great to meet you Andrew. My debut novel: The Secret of Green Hills is a crime fiction story. I'd be very grateful for a review. On amazon kindle and books plus barnes and noble nook books.Thanks, Lorraine

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