Kenny's mother was Frances Boyle, an Irish girl from the Bronx; his father, Tommy Romero, was a Puerto Rican born in East Harlem. The firstborn and favorite of this Dublin—San Juan union bore his mother's easy-smiling Irish eyes and his father's air of quiet mystery.
His summer begins like others before: leaving the cradle of his Williamsburg home to work on a pastoral upstate farm. But soon he makes choices that bring him into direct conflict with nature and challenge his more primitive instincts for survival, while at home his family grapples with their tangled pasts and the consequences of decades of deceptions.
In sparse and elegant prose, Edgardo Vega Yunqué renders a tight, beautifully constructed novel about two families coming to terms with their stormy pasts and their hopes for the future.
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About the Author
Edgardo Vega-Yunqué is the author of the critically acclaimed novel No Matter How Much You Promise. . . . His stories have been adapted for the stage and anthologized internationally. He was born in Puerto Rico and lived in Brooklyn, New York until his death in 2008.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Writing like a dream, Edgardo Vega Yunqué has produced something unputdownable. Unity of thought, narrative and character make for an exciting read of this all-too-short a book (but Kenny Romero, like Falstaff, might yet come back, who knows?). The prose, and the mood of the book, is very attractive - a glow of warmth permeates it, in touching tribute and memory to all the lives spread throughout its pages. Which is much the mark of the man who wrote it - generous, kind, warm, affectionate, and deeply caring about the lives he represents, Vega Yunqué, like many a fine wine, is growing into greatness. And irony of ironies (it has yet to be overtly stated), he has 'invented' a genre all to himself... 'nuff said!