Excerpts

Chapter 1: An Accidental FuFú

Somebody else walking past homeboy on Broadway in the summer wouldn’t glance twice at him. Even if he was wearing his flamingo dupioni shirt, as pink and textured as a tongue. To somebody else, he would be just another light-brown man with raisin-clumped hair already starting to gray in the sideburns. Three buttons on the sticky shirt unbuttoned….

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Chapter 2: The Girl From Somewhere

I knocked on Chico’s apartment door. I heard a shrieky laugh and then his shout, “Come in.” What did I see when I walked into the dining area but this teenager planted on his lap. Maybe that’s not so bad, but she was real developed for her age, with a chest to be proud of….
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