NICKEL AND DIME.

Soto, Gary.

ISBN 10: 0826321852 / ISBN 13: 9780826321855
Published by Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (2000.) dj, 2000
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Adult fiction by this Pulitzer prize winning poet, best known for his non-fiction, poetry and works for children and young adults. Soto described this - a story of men on the edge of homelessness - as the book he considered the most challenging to write. The NY Times in its review called this "a powerful novel, unpretentious and brutally honest" but with the character of Silver Mendez, a refugee from the 60's who writes poetry on MacDonald's bags, it is also full of humor. SIGNED on the title page. 189 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.). Bookseller Inventory # 42501

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Title: NICKEL AND DIME.

Publisher: Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (2000.) dj

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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"I'm outta here! I got a future!" crows Roberto Silva when he is down-sized out of his job as a security guard at a bank in Oakland. But Roberto's future isn't the one he was looking forward to. This is the 1990s, and upward mobility in the city requires resources that Roberto is short of. Before he knows it, he is living in an abandoned quonset hut and then on the street, where he crosses paths with poet Silver Mendez, a survivor of the 1960s whose luck has run out, and Gus Hernandez, a compadre from his days at the bank. The ups and downs of the lives of men who are always looking for a way to earn a cup of coffee with plenty of sugar and cream, their desperate ingenuity, their hunger, their dauntless optimism have never been brought to life as vividly as in this sweet, sad, funny trio of interlocking stories by one of America's most original writers.

"An utterly distinct literary experience. No one writes like Gary Soto. Rather than falling into the trap of politicizing his subjects�blaming Anglos, blaming the church, blaming anyone at all�he simply presents the lives of these three men with emphasis on the minute details, the micro-decisions, the often-perverse impulses that actually comprise so much of human existence. By doing so, he achieves universality."--Gerald Haslam

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A comic yet sorrowful novel of social castaways, a portrait of men on the edge of homelessness. The world could do without these men, yet we see them on every urban street corner.

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