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Spidertown a novel by Abraham Rodriguez

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Published by Hyperion in New York .
Written in English


  • Drug traffic,
  • Fiction,
  • Puerto Ricans,
  • Young men

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Miguel is riding high on the streets of the Bronx in his Baby, a souped-up dream-mobile purchased for him by the man, Spider: mentor, friend, and crack kingpin. Miguel is just a runner, not a dealer; he thinks he can keep his life as an independent operator with just one foot in the door of a world where teenagers run million-dollar empires. With his crashpad roommate Firebug, arsonist extraordinaire, Miguel tries to fit lifetimes of partying, casual sex, and high times into a few short years. It is only when he falls deeply in love with the beautiful and practical-minded Cristalena that the shallowness and imminent danger of this world come crashing home to him.

Edition Notes

Statementby Abraham Rodriguez, Jr
LC ClassificationsPS3568.O34876 S67 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination323 p. ;
Number of Pages323
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24754595M
ISBN 101562828452
ISBN 109781562828455
LC Control Number92034088

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This promising first novel begins with the main character imagining his death in a hail of bullets and ends with the aftermath of a drive-by ambush. Set in a drug-infested ghetto of gun-toting teenage. Spidertown - Kindle edition by Tex Ragsdale. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Spidertown.5/5(2). Undisciplined, weakly plotted first novel—about a young drug- runner who wants out—that offers the most visceral portrait of crack-curdled inner-city life since Richard Price's Clockers, and likely the most authentic ever: Rodriguez is a native of the South Bronx, which he also brought to vividly garish life in the collection The Boy Without a Jr. Rodriguez. Spidertown: A Novel User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. This first novel tells the story of Miguel, a year-old Puerto Rican American crack runner in the South Bronx. He falls in love with Cristalena, whose disapproval of what crack has done to her Read full review.

Spidertown was a small, agricultural supply and services based community in southwestern Ontario, Canada that existed in the last half of the 19th and the early 20th century. The site of the former hamlet is located at the present intersection of Mount Carmel Drive, Blackbush Line and Salem Road, on the boundary between the current municipality of North Middlesex and the municipality of South. Tense, gritty, and moving, written in the fast, rhythmic language of the streets, Spidertown captures a world where children own guns, where death is a part of everyday life, and where, miraculously, hope manages to survive.4/5(1). SpiderTown is one of the best books I've read in a really long time. The author uses his great abilities to capture the reader in the realness of his story. This book is 5/5(1). Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a (c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital projects include the Wayback Machine, and

Spidertown by Rodriguez, Abraham and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. 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 He is a panel member of The New York State Council on the Arts. He lives in the Bronx, New York. Nov 19,  · Read "Spidertown" by Tex Ragsdale available from Rakuten Kobo. Mitch Marchand, 12 years old, lives with his dad in Hermosa Beach, south of Los Angeles. His dad, called “Mouse,” is an Brand: Tex Richard Ragsdale. Mitch Marchand, 12 years old, lives with his dad in Hermosa Beach, south of Los Angeles. His dad, called “Mouse,” is an 80s-era rocker, whose band enjoyed just one mega-hit. Although Mouse is a little older than the usual father with a son in middle school, he and Mitch have a great relationship. Their life is fun, calm, ordinary – until Mitch stumbles across a strange, metallic spider.