The Flowers The Flowers

The Flowers

A Novel

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Publisher Description

Dagoberto Gilb is “one of the most powerful writers in his generation, and The Flowers is perhaps his best book . . . Not to be missed” (Larry McMurtry).
 
Sonny Bravo is a sensitive, unusually smart fifteen-year-old who lives with his vivacious mother. But when she marries an Okie building contractor, they are uprooted to a small apartment building in a city where prejudice is not just white against black, but also brown.
 
As Sonny meets his new neighbors, he is inexorably ensnared in their lives: Cindy, a married, bored, drugged-up eighteen-year-old; Nica, a cloistered Mexican girl who cares for her infant brother despite never being allowed to leave her apartment: Pink, an albino black man who sells old cars in front of the building; and Bud, a muscle-bound construction worker who hates blacks and Mexicans, even while he’s married to a Mexican-American woman.
 
In arguably his most powerful work yet, Dagoberto Gilb has written “a psychologically complex novel” that transcends age, race, and time, displaying the fearlessness and wit that have helped make him one of America’s most authentic and original voices (The Washington Post).

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2009
February 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
273
Pages
PUBLISHER
Grove Atlantic
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
7.4
MB

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