"A large debut...full of middle and braveness and a ferocious honesty."-Junot Diaz, writer of The short, Wondrous lifetime of Oscar Wao
Set opposed to a colourful South Bronx local and the queer formative years tradition of Manhattan's piers, Chulito is a coming-of-age, popping out love tale of a pretty, tricky, hip hop-loving, younger Latino guy and the colourful characters who populate his block. Chulito, this means that "cutie," is without doubt one of the boys, and everybody in his local has visible him develop up--the proprietor of the neighborhood bodega, the Lees from the chinese language eating place, his acquaintances from the nook, and all of his pals and acquaintances, together with Carlos, who was once Chulito's ally till they hit puberty and other people begun calling Carlos a pato...a faggot.
Culito rejects Carlos, buries his emotions for him, and turns into most sensible acquaintances with Kamikaze, a neighborhood drug broker. while Carlos comes domestic from his first yr clear of university they usually percentage a mystery kiss, Chulito's worlds collide as his principles of being a tender guy, being macho, and being in love are challenged. vibrant, attractive, humorous, heartbreaking, and fearless, this knock out novel is destined to develop into a homosexual vintage.
"Hilarious, distinct, heartfelt and sharp. a superb read."-Sandra Cisneros, writer of the acclaimed the home on Mango highway and Caramelo
"Chulito introduces a clean, attractive, and stirring voice. Rice-Gonzalez's memorable characters continue to exist the web page with a strength and verve and vulnerability that touches our middle. this can be a attractive debut."-Jaime Manrique, writer of Latin Moon in long island and Eminent Maricones
About the Author
Charles Rice-González, born in Puerto Rico and reared within the Bronx, is a author, long-time neighborhood and LGBT activist and govt Director of BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance. He bought a B.A. in Communications from Adelphi collage and an M.F.A. in artistic Writing from Goddard collage.
Rice-Gonzalez attended the Bread Loaf Writers' convention in 2005, 2006 and 2007, the Lambda Literary starting place Writers' convention in 2008 and Sandra Cisnero's Macondo Writers' convention in 2009. He has labored with writers David Leavitt, Sarah Schulman, Rebecca Brown, Percival Everett, Helena Maria Viramontes, Elana Dykewomon and Stacey D'Erasmo.
Rice-Gonzalez is a public family and advertising expert within the sector if Latino arts and tradition. He labored for almost 20 years within the exposure and public family box at common photographs in long island, for Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer and Repertorio Español - Spanish Theatre Repertory prior to forming Rice-González Public family in 1997. He has labored with each significant Latino theater corporation in long island and used to be the Latino advertising and marketing expert with the Broadway construction of Nilo Cruz's Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna within the Tropics. He lives within the Bronx, NY.