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Charles Rice-González
Charles Rice-González, born in Puerto Rico and reared in the Bronx, is a writer, community and LGBT activist and Executive Director of BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance. He received a BA from Adelphi University and an MFA from Goddard College. His debut novel, Chulito, will be published... show more
Charles Rice-González, born in Puerto Rico and reared in the Bronx, is a writer, community and LGBT activist and Executive Director of BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance. He received a BA from Adelphi University and an MFA from Goddard College. His debut novel, Chulito, will be published by Magnus Books in the fall 2011. His work's been published in The Pitkin Review, Los Otros Cuerpos - the first anthology of Puerto Rican queer work, Best Gay Stories 2008, The Best of PANIC!: En Vivo from the East Village and in the upcoming Ambientes: New Queer Latino Writing edited by Lázaro Limas and Felice Picano. He co-edited, with Charlie Vázquez, From Macho to Mariposa: New Gay Latino Fiction. He's working on his second novel, Hunts Point, a look at a South Bronx neighborhood through a queer Latino lens. He's attended Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, VONA: Voices of Our Nation, Lambda Literary Writers' Retreat and Sandra Cisnero's Macondo Writing Workshop, and has done residencies at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. He received an Audre Lorde scholarship from the ZAMI Foundation and a P.R.I.D.E. (Puerto Rican Initiative to Develop Empowerment) Award.Mr. Rice-González has written several plays including Pink Jesus, Los Nutcrackers: A Christmas Carajo and I Just Love Andy Gibb which won Pregones Theater's 2005 ASUNCION Play Reading Series and received a workshop production in May 2007.
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Sheziss loves Zeshak
Sheziss loves Zeshak rated it 6 years ago
Irregular, irrelevant, irrational. Ridiculous, tedious, pretentious... I can carry on like this but I won't.There were several Spanish words. And I will tell you a secret: I wasn't thrilled about this.Now let's come back to the crux of the matter: if I have to sum the story up in a few words I would...
Slitsread
Slitsread rated it 7 years ago
I had high hopes! Love the gangsta slang, loved the fact that I knew every hip hop artist referred in this book, loved that I knew what labels he was wearing....BUTThe last half of the book didn't do it for me
Trisha Harrington's Blog
Trisha Harrington's Blog rated it 7 years ago
I am not rating this book. I picked it up as YA. But putting it down, I don't know if it should be ya. Some of the scenes were not YA. Especially the first sex scene. To be honest I was not expecting that. I loved this book, but I hated it also. So leaving it unrated seems to be the only way I can a...
Lenore
Lenore rated it 8 years ago
Well, I won't say I found this story beautiful, but I will definitely say there's beauty in it. Sixteen-year-old Chulito, for starters. He's a cutie. On the first page of the book he's described as a Latino, hip hop version of Michelangelo's David. Then the neighbourhood. Hunts Point, in the Bronx. ...
Nichole - Dirty H if you're nasty
Nichole - Dirty H if you're nasty rated it 8 years ago
Formatting issues aside, this was a very enjoyable read. Very different from anything else in the genre. My only real niggle was some POV issues. I don't have a problem with whatever POV technique an author chooses. Third person omniscient is fine with me - but it has to be consistent. This book was...
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