The Boy Without a Flag by Abraham Rodriguez
Tales of the South Bronx

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The violent world of the underclass and the daily battle with hopeless poverty, drug addiction, and other urban horrors come vividly to life in a collection of stories about being young and desperate in the South Bronx. A first collection. Original.
 

About Abraham Rodriguez

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Abraham Rodriguez is the author of "Spidertown" and a collection of short stories entitled "The Boy Without a Flag," a" New York Time"s Notable Book of the Year in 1993. He is a panel member of The New York State Council on the Arts. He lives in the Bronx, New York.
 
Published September 1, 1992 by Milkweed Editions. 115 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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In ``The Lotto,'' one of the most powerful stories here, Dahlia loses her innocence amid dreams of the Lotto but tests negative for pregnancy, whereupon pregnant Elba (who reappears) breaks off the friendship.

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Rodriguez chronicles the lives of Hispanic residents of the South Bronx in this harshly realistic and powerful debut collection.

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