Steven Torres' worlds
Here's one example I especially like:
"Finding a Carlos in Manhattan was like finding a Bob in Kansas."The nephew-narrator is both an insider and an outsider, part of the quest for revenge but not its center. Torres' own circumstances may predispose him to such a narrative stance. He was born in the Bronx to parents who had come from Puerto Rico, then moved to a small town in Puerto Rico briefly before returning to New York. Torres acknowledges that the town is part of the background of his Precinct Puerto Rico series. More generally, I have to believe that moving between two worlds sharpens one's ability to both partake of and objectively observe those worlds.
(Torres talks about The Concrete Maze in an interview with Allan Guthrie.)
© Peter Rozovsky 2012