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Of Dreams and Drums

Patch, Araby

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ISBN 10: 0982714203 / ISBN 13: 9780982714201
Published by Medusa Publisher
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Title: Of Dreams and Drums

Publisher: Medusa Publisher

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition:Fine

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Julio Vargas is an 18-year-old boy living in the heart of Spanish Harlem. He dreams of having all the money in the world, the beautiful girls and the power to call his own shots. But life isn t so simple for Julio. He struggles at school and can t seem to find peace at home. Deciding to take his considerable game to the streets, Julio uses his quick fists and sharp mind to make his way. But the streets are quicker and hit harder than he ever imagined. Before long Julio finds himself cornered, hunted by the most notoriously vicious drug dealer in Harlem; Santos, and his cold-blooded band of soldiers. Julio takes refuge with a mystical street musician, a conga drummer named Rafa, who shows Julio that the river of life runs deeper than money and fame. Julio quickly finds himself caught between the rhythms of his cultural heritage and the sometimes violent, always seductive underbelly of the New York City streets. And with every step, each choice quickly becomes a matter of life or death.

About the Author:

After returning from the Peace Corps (Bolivia), Araby Patch graduated with an MA in English Education from Columbia University's Teacher's College and began teaching GED in the South Bronx and East Harlem. After six wonderful, rewarding years of working with a number of incredibly talented and vibrant New York City young adults, Araby left to pursue his dreams of becoming a writer. Of Dreams and Drums is his first published novel.

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