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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (353 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Oscar Hijuelos Narrator: Armando Durán Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the Pulitzer Prize winner Oscar Hijuelos comes a novel about identity, circumstance, and a way in which we all struggle to accept our true selves. In gritty, clear prose, Dark Dude captures New York City in the 1960s - violent, decaying, slouching away from the American dream - and brings to life a character who has no choice but to head out west in search of something better. But, when Rico and his ex-druggie friend arrive in Wisconsin, they discover that picket-fenced apple-pie people can be just as violent and judgmental as the neighbors they left behind. No longer an outsider by appearances, Rico is forced to swallow an uncomfortable truth: he is still an outsider. Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Miss Lou the Reader | 2/18/2014

    " Yawn. Yikes at a few points. But yawn the rest. Interesting "new look" at multicultural YA literature? Not so sure. I suppose this first attempt to write for this age group fills in a gap, but I sure as heck need a nap. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joey | 2/15/2014

    " Dark Dude will bring you emotion. Personally I like that the main character is Cuban and and his best friends are Puerto Rican, like me. But Rico's point of view towards life is very interesting, His mother blames him for every thing, his dad is always drunk and telling him that he is going to send Rico to a boot camp. Even though Rico is Cuban he still looks white and because of that he gets jumped several times. The extremes he has to go to be away from all that pain is interesting. He gave up his family to be happy and in peace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Toni Bladholm | 2/4/2014

    " This book really makes you think about cultural clashes. I enjoyed the narrator! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Catherine Mustread | 1/20/2014

    " Cubano teen Rico who looks "white" deals with prejudice in NYC & Wisconsin, and searches for his identity while living as a runaway in Wisconsin after his family decides to send him to a military school. Great hitchhiking roadtrip description and interesting observations about the differences between life in NYC and a farm in Wisconsin. Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, Oscar Hijuelos writes a realistic novel about coming of age, life decisions, relationships with friends and parents. Rico reads The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and finds similarities to his own experiences. "

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