Chulito by Charles Rice-Gonzalez

By Charles Rice-Gonzalez

"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 adolescence tradition of Manhattan's piers, Chulito is a coming-of-age, popping out love tale of a gorgeous, difficult, 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 noticeable him develop up--the proprietor of the neighborhood bodega, the Lees from the chinese language eating place, his pals from the nook, and all of his pals and buddies, together with Carlos, who was once Chulito's ally till they hit puberty and other people all started calling Carlos a pato...a faggot.

Culito rejects Carlos, buries his emotions for him, and turns into most sensible neighbors with Kamikaze, a neighborhood drug broker. while Carlos comes domestic from his first 12 months clear of university and so they percentage a mystery kiss, Chulito's worlds collide as his principles of being a tender guy, being macho, and being in love are challenged. brilliant, horny, humorous, heartbreaking, and fearless, this knock out novel is destined to turn into a homosexual vintage.
"Hilarious, specified, heartfelt and sharp. a superb read."-Sandra Cisneros, writer of the acclaimed the home on Mango highway and Caramelo

"Chulito introduces a clean, enticing, and stirring voice. Rice-Gonzalez's memorable characters live to tell the tale the web page with a strength and verve and vulnerability that touches our middle. this can be a appealing debut."-Jaime Manrique, writer of Latin Moon in new york and Eminent Maricones

About the Author
Charles Rice-González, born in Puerto Rico and reared within the Bronx, is a author, long-time group and LGBT activist and govt Director of BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance. He obtained a B.A. in Communications from Adelphi collage and an M.F.A. in artistic Writing from Goddard university.

Rice-Gonzalez attended the Bread Loaf Writers' convention in 2005, 2006 and 2007, the Lambda Literary beginning 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 and marketing professional within the sector if Latino arts and tradition. He labored for almost two decades within the exposure and public family members box at common photos in big apple, for Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer and Repertorio Español - Spanish Theatre Repertory earlier than forming Rice-González Public relatives in 1997. He has labored with each significant Latino theater corporation in long island and was once the Latino advertising professional with the Broadway creation of Nilo Cruz's Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna within the Tropics. He lives within the Bronx, NY.

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