Probably not really consequential, but a pleasing, sometimes poignant story of two Mexicans lured to New York by a...

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FIESTA IN MANHATTAN

Probably not really consequential, but a pleasing, sometimes poignant story of two Mexicans lured to New York by a sensation-seeker American writer, who promises them their dreams. The promises evaporate -- they are stranded -- they drift into the marihuana racket -- they lose each other, almost. New setting for a New York story, this picture of the Mexican group, all misfits, trying to return to a way of life they understand. Nice portraiture of the gentle, superstitious, primitive people, to whom New York is never a home, always a strange world. There is tragedy and comedy in the story; there is distinct originality in a picture of the Spanish quarter of Harlem. A book that those who seek something out of the general run will find good reading.

Pub Date: March 8, 1939

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Morrow

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1939