Get ready for a brash compelling read. This little volume packs a wallop! The author is going to take you along for a gritty ride through the "gayborhoods" of his native Puerto Rico. And, oh, the people that you are going to meet! What really impressed me here was Negron's ability to submerse me in his culture and place. I felt like I was there among the streets and dwellings of Puerto Rico. I cringed, I laughed, and I commiserated with the characters I met. This collection of nine short stories ranges from the violent to tender--from sexually frank to touchingly poignant. Like after any wild and crazy weekend out of town--you are going to return home exhausted--happy once again to be in the comfort of your own sweet bed. But trust me on this, memories of this trip are going to stick with you. It is a journey well worth taking. --Walt C.