Dark Dude (Hardcover)

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October 2008 Indie Next List

“Rico doesn't feel like he fits in too well in New York City. He's a Cuban boy who looks and sounds white, his mother nags him and his father drinks too much. Running away to Wisconsin, Rico finds that he hasn't managed to leave behind all the jerks or all the questions. However, he does find a community of teens, all dealing with issues of race, imperfect families, and how to use their talents to make a future.”
— Julie Leonard, Troubadour Books, Boulder, CO


In the 1960s, Rico Fuentes, a pale-skinned Cuban American teenager, abandons drug-infested New York City for the picket fence and apple pie world of Wisconsin, only to discover that he still feels like an outsider and that violent and judgmental people can be found even in the wholesome Midwest.

About the Author

Oscar Hijuelos (1951 2013) wasa recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, the Rome Prize, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He was also nominated for the National Book Award.
Product Details
ISBN: 9788444143163
ISBN-10: 8444143162
Publisher: Everest Publishing
Publication Date: September 2009
Pages: 430
Language: Spanish