Dominoes Essay

Jack Agueros
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In the following review excerpt, Inez says Agüeros "honors the savvy and the lexicon of both laborer and artist."

Born in East Harlem at the height of the Depression, Jack Agüeros, the Puerto Rican poet, playwright, and community activist, knows the territory of open hydrants, needle parks, pushers and junkies, salsa, and the riffs of long hot summers. With compassion for and indignation at social injustice, he pays homage to the fallen heroes of the barrio, and to those lost in the blur of repetitive work, made invisible, or distorted by the lenses of ignorance, fear, and bigotry. He draws his strength as an artist from these unsung bodega clerks, laundry and restaurant workers, artisans, and women in the garment trade. . .

Dominoes, a collection of tales that span the period of the 1940s to the 1990s, is set in the tenements and highrises...

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