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Esperanza Street

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Esperanza Street, by Niyati Keni, is set in the 1980’s in a small port town in the Phillipines. It is the story of Joseph Santos, who works as a houseboy in a boarding house. The reader watches Joseph grow up from a little boy to a young man, with his own girl problems and family issues and all the other things teenagers deal with, all against the backdrop of a community that is about to be replaced by a shopping mall.

Joseph is the perfect narrator for this story. He’s less cynical than many of the other members of the community, and his innocence leads to him not quite grasping things that seem obvious to the reader.

At the beginning a lot of characters were introduced very quickly, but it didn’t take long for them to become distinct and easily recognizable. The writing was fantastic and the story was moving and believable. The only thing that would’ve made it better would be a map of the town. Overall, Esperanza Street was a wonderful book. I highly recommend it, and I can’t wait to see what Niyati Keni comes out with next.

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Author:
Niyati Keni
Star Count:
4.5/5
Format:
Trade
Page Count:
320 pages
Publisher:
And Other Stories
Publish Date:
2015-Feb-03
ISBN:
9781908276483
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Issue:
June 2015
Category:
Modern Literature
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Additional Information

Publication Date

2015-Feb-03

Format

Trade

Publisher

And Other Stories

Issue

June 2015

Page Count

320 pages

ASIN

1908276487

ISBN

9781908276483

Star Count

4.5

Book Author

Niyati Keni

“Esperanza Street”

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