The Flowers

  • by Dagoberto Gilb
  • Narrated by Ramon De Ocampo
  • 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dagoberto Gilb has won the PEN/Hemingway Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Sonny Bravo is a young Mexican American struggling to become a man while living with his mom and step-father in a small urban community known as the Flowers. There the assorted residents teach Sonny life lessons, even as racial tensions simmer in the city around them.


What the Critics Say

"Hilarious and thought provoking..." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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Homophobia is so pass?

Homophobia is a great way to spoil a decent book. Dagoberto Gilb doesn't seem to have gotten the memo: masculinity is not constituted by rejecting and/or beating up gay men. That tired scene is so five minutes ago. I don't care if Gilb supposedly is a great fan of John Rechy. If so, he clearly didn't learn the lesson Rechy's books have to offer.
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- Gabriele

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-24-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books