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The Flowers | [Dagoberto Gilb]

The Flowers

Dagoberto Gilb has won the PEN/Hemingway Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Sonny Bravo is a young Mexican American struggling to become a man while living with his mom and step-father in a small urban community known as the Flowers. There the assorted residents teach Sonny life lessons, even as racial tensions simmer in the city around them.
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Dagoberto Gilb has won the PEN/Hemingway Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Sonny Bravo is a young Mexican American struggling to become a man while living with his mom and step-father in a small urban community known as the Flowers. There the assorted residents teach Sonny life lessons, even as racial tensions simmer in the city around them.

©2008 Dagoberto Gilb; (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC

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    Gabriele portland, OR, United States 06-26-10
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    "Homophobia is so pass?"

    Homophobia is a great way to spoil a decent book. Dagoberto Gilb doesn't seem to have gotten the memo: masculinity is not constituted by rejecting and/or beating up gay men. That tired scene is so five minutes ago. I don't care if Gilb supposedly is a great fan of John Rechy. If so, he clearly didn't learn the lesson Rechy's books have to offer.

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