Dark Dude

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.52 hours)
Product Number: Z100096078
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481567541
Narrator/s: Armando Duran
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From Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos comes an unforgettable journey about identity, choices, and the way in which we all struggle to accept our true selves. In gritty, clear prose, Dark Dude captures New York City in the 1960s-violent, decaying, slouching away from the American dream-and brings to life a character who has no choice but to head out west in search of something better. Rico didn't say good-bye. He didn't leave a phone number. And he didn't plan on coming back-ever. In the Midwest, Rico could blend in, his light hair and lighter skin disguising his background. He would no longer be the "dark dude," the punching bag for the whole neighborhood. Trading Harlem for Wisconsin, though, means giving up on a big part of his identity. And when Rico no longer has to prove that he's Latino, he almost stops being one. Except that he can never have an ordinary white kid's life, because there are some things that can't be left behind, things that will follow you a thousand miles away. When Rico discovers that picket-fenced apple-pie people can be just as violent and judgmental as the neighbors he left behind, he is forced to swallow an uncomfortable truth: no longer an outsider by his appearance, Rico is still an outsider.

Author(s): Oscar Hijuelos
Original Publish Date: Sep 16, 2008

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Author(s): Oscar Hijuelos
Product Number EB00577295
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781416994756

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