Dominoes and Other Stories from the Puerto Rican

Trade Cloth – $16.95

ISBN 978-1-880684-11-5
Publication Date
July 1995
Page Count
149 pages
Trim Size
5.2 x 7.5

Dominoes and Other Stories from the Puerto Rican

Dominoes & Other Stories from the Puerto Rican, the long-awaited debut collection of fiction of playwright and poet Jack Agüeros, is a unique window on the untold stories of the lives of Puerto-Rican Americans. 

With a phenomenal richness of detail, Jack Agüeros brings the reality of Puerto Rican experience in New York fully to life. In stories that span the decades of the 1940s through 1990s he recreates the barrio in all its multi-faceted immensity, with its candy stores, plaster saints, numbers collectors, tropical fruit vendors and sidewalk games of dominoes, its knife fights and junkies' raps and its succesful stories of craftsmen and entrepeneurs.

These stories convey hard, sometimes brutal, often bittersweet experiences, but throughout, Jack Agüeros writes with artistry and unyielding compassion that gloriously affirm quiet moments of grace and triumph in common and ordinary struggles--the real stuff of literature.
About the Author

Jack Agüeros (born 1934 in East Harlem) is a community activist, poet, writer, and translator. From 1977 to 1986 was the director of the Museo del Barrio in New York City.

"A wonderful collection of stories -- full of the particulars of a people's encounter with America, told with persuasive grace, charm, and honesty..." --Robert Coles