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The Flowers

The Flowers( )
Author: Gilb, Dagoberto
ISBN:978-0-8021-4402-7
Publication Date:Feb 2009
Publisher:Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
Imprint:Grove Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.00
Book Description:

Sonny Bravo is a tender, unusually smart fifteen-year-old who is living with his vivacious mother in a large city where intense prejudice is not just white against black, but also brown. When Sonny’s mother, Silvia, suddenly marries an Okie building contractor named Cloyd Longpre, they are uprooted to a small apartment building, Los Flores. As Sonny sweeps its sidewalks, he meets his neighbors and becomes ensnared in their lives: Cindy, an eighteen-year-old druggie who is...
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Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Coming Of Age
Fiction / Hispanic & Latino
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.25 x 0.71 Inches
Book Weight:0.528 Pounds
Author Biography
Gilb, Dagoberto (Author)
Dagoberto Gilb is an author and professor at Southwest Texas State University. He was schooled at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received his M. A. He contributes to Fresh Air, a National Public Radio program.

Gilb was the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship. He was awarded the 1994 Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award for the short story collection, The Magic Blood. Gilb's novel, The Last Known Residence of Mickey Acuna, was named a Notable Book in the New York Times.

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