Written in English, Spanish and a touch of Spanglish, La Chancleta combines a story told by a former coworker raising a daughter by herself in the Bronx, and something overheard on the bus by another single mother in the Lower East Side - both strong Latino enclaves in New York City. The story stands for so much of growing up Latina in the city. La Chancleta is part of the mini memoirs, Remembrance of Dingbats and also appears in Cuentos y Recuerdos: La Colección Latina, available in e-book and paperback in online stores.
When Gus LeGarde agrees to play piano for the high school drama club's production of "Spirit Me Away", a '60s-style musical he wrote in college, he doesn't expect to face a barrage of menacing pranks played on his fiancée, Camille, and the drama club. Who's sabotaging the show? And what do they have against Camille? Is it sex-crazed Armand, the Latino teen infatuated with her? Something happened last year that Camille won't talk about, and it has to do with Armand. Gus wants to know what happened, but she's not talking. Could it be Superintendent Marshall, whose past holds horrific secrets related to one of the worst crimes of the 20th century? And why did someone break into Camille's home to steal her beloved mini-dachshund, Boris? Gus must unravel the mystery before the backstage saboteur stakes his final, deadly claim. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert King Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005435/bk_acx0_005435_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.