News and views from the award-winning author of the novels The Skinny Years, America Libre, House Divided and Pancho Land

Friday, January 6, 2017

Books and Books at The Studios of Key West

Many thanks to everyone who stopped by the event for THE SKINNY YEARS at Books & Books at the Studios of Key West this evening. 

We had a nice turnout and a lot of fun. Great discussing the book alongside Anthony J. Yaniz and Tony Mendez, my Wynwood homies. This had to be be the most gratifying event of my time as an author. 

The staff was wonderful... friendly, helpful, and supportive. An author could not ask for more.

Surfers, soul brothers, hippies, and thugs — they’re all part of Victor “Skinny” Delgado’s world growing up in Miami during the turbulent 1960s. Fleeing the Castro regime in Cuba, Skinny’s once-wealthy family moves from a mansion in Havana to a roach-infested bungalow in Miami’s low-rent Wynwood district. Over the next ten years the Delgados struggle to survive in this strange new land—a place where fat men in red suits enter your home through the chimney, demons appear at the door begging for candy, and young women go on dates without chaperones. There’s only one constant in Skinny's world as he grows from 8 to 18. He longs in vain for the girl of his dreams: his neighbor Janice Bockman who seems everything American—and everything he’s not.

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