Dark Dude, Oscar Hijuelos
  • List: $16.95  |  Sale: $11.87
    Club: $8.47
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Dark Dude

Author: Oscar Hijuelos

Narrator: Armando Durn

Unabridged: 6 hr 32 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 09/16/2008

Genre: Children & Young Adults Fiction - People & Places - United States - Hispanic & Latino

Ages: 12 - 13

Synopsis

From Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos comes an unforgettable journey about identity, choices, and the 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. Rico didn’t say good-bye. He didn’t leave a phone number. And he didn’t plan on coming back—ever. In the Midwest, Rico could blend in, his light hair and lighter skin disguising his background. He would no longer be the “dark dude,” the punching bag for the whole neighborhood. Trading Harlem for Wisconsin, though, means giving up on a big part of his identity. And when Rico no longer has to prove that he’s Latino, he almost stops being one. Except that he can never have an ordinary white kid’s life, because there are some things that can’t be left behind, things that will follow you a thousand miles away. When Rico discovers that picket-fenced apple-pie people can be just as violent and judgmental as the neighbors he left behind, he is forced to swallow an uncomfortable truth: no longer an outsider by his appearance, Rico is still an outsider. Winner of the 2009 ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Selected for the Winter 2009 Kids' Indie Next List: Teens. Winner of the 2009 International Latino Book Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. A 2009 New York Public Library Book for Teens. A 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Young Adults.

Recommended

Charlotte's Web, E. B. White
Charlotte's Web
by E. B. White

List: $15.00

Sale: $10.50

Club: $7.50

Narrator: Melissa Sweet
Published: 10/29/2019

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora, Pablo Cartaya
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora
by Pablo Cartaya

List: $18.00

Sale: $12.60

Club: $9.00

Narrator: Pablo Cartaya
Published: 05/16/2017

Burn Baby Burn, Meg Medina
Burn Baby Burn
by Meg Medina

List: $14.99

Sale: $10.50

Club: $7.49

Narrator: Marisol Ramirez
Published: 03/08/2016

The First Rule of Punk, Celia C. Perez
The First Rule of Punk
by Celia C. Perez

List: $15.99

Sale: $11.20

Club: $7.99

Narrator: Trini Alvarado
Published: 08/22/2017

Stef Soto, Taco Queen, Jennifer Torres
Stef Soto, Taco Queen
by Jennifer Torres

List: $12.99

Sale: $9.10

Club: $6.49

Narrator: Kyla Garcia
Published: 09/10/2019

The Hunger Games Special Edition, Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

List: $27.99

Sale: $19.59

Club: $13.99

Narrator: Tatiana Maslany
Published: 10/30/2018

Becoming Naomi Leon, Pam MuA±oz Ryan
Becoming Naomi Leon
by Pam MuA±oz Ryan

List: $12.50

Sale: $8.75

Club: $6.25

Narrator: Annie Kozuch
Published: 10/12/2004

Esperanza Rising, Pam MuA±oz Ryan
Esperanza Rising
by Pam MuA±oz Ryan

List: $12.50

Sale: $8.75

Club: $6.25

Narrator: Trini Alvarado
Published: 09/23/2003

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, Kimberly Willis Holt
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
by Kimberly Willis Holt

List: $15.00

Sale: $10.50

Club: $7.50

Narrator: Will Patton
Published: 01/09/2007
{"id":"867784","ean":"9781481567558","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Dark Dude","subtitle":"","author":"Oscar Hijuelos","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Armando Durn","ubr_id":"867784","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"16.95","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"11.02","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Armando Durn","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 7 hr 20 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}