Re: RARA-AVIS: Steven Torres

From: Allan Guthrie (
Date: 21 Aug 2007

Like yourself, Stacy, I've only read The Concrete Maze. Excellent piece of writing which I'm sure many on this list would enjoy.


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  From: bookbitch
  Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 1:01 PM
  Subject: RARA-AVIS: Steven Torres

  Has anyone read Steven Torres? I just read The Concrete Maze, and I
  really liked it. It's set in NYC and is about a 13-year-old Puerto
  Rican girl who hooks up with a really bad guy, and her father &
  cousin try and get her back. It's very dark, and I couldn't put it

  The author describes it as both noir and hard-boiled, and I think
  he's right. He even includes some "reading group discussion
  questions" in the back of the book in which he asks for comparisons
  to the classics in the genre.

  I haven't read his other books so I don't know if these are recurring
  characters or not, but I'm definitely going to look for more of his


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