Ernesto Qui onez is the author of two novels, Chango's Fire and Bodega Dreams. He is on the faculty at Cornell University.
"Bodega is a fascinating character. . . . The story [Qui onez] tells has energy and verve." --The New York Times Book Review
"Rich with eye-opening detail, [this is] a lively and entertaining work by a young writer whose talents are deserving of a wide readership." --Oscar Hijuelos, author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love "A new and authentic voice of the urban Latino experience." --Esmeralda Santiago, author of When I Was Puerto Rican "[Qui onez's] ideas for using fiction to galvanize the city into confronting poverty are invigorating. . . . Blend[s] street-smart dialogue, culturally relevant prose, and progressive politics into a noir thriller with literary merit." --Time Out New York