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Hot Soles in Harlem (Paperback)

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Gerardo Sanchez is not the average Puerto Rican immigrant to New York City: he is ironically blessed with blond hair and blue eyes, fair skin, and the good fortune to have met Aleluya, an intrepid guide to the "New Yorkian" world, on his first day in the city. Gerardo's contact with this mysterious intellectual - whose comings and goings are always surrounded by explosions - takes him into the slums of Harlem, the penthouses of Fifth Avenue, and the intellectual circles of New York. Guided by Aleluya, Gerardo meets characters from all walks of life - an unscrupulous restaurant inspector, an Alabaman bartender named Dutch, and Moira, a bewitching Greek model. His experiences unfold in a curious mixture of Spanish and English, punctuated by the sounds of immigrant voices creating dynamic new forms of expression. Published for the first time in English translation, Hot Soles in Harlem is a tribute to the creative power of New York City and the rich and diverse life it sustains.


Publisher Latin Amer Literary Review Pr
Mfg Part# 9780935480610
SKU 203168151
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0935480617
Release Date 12/19/2011
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