From Publishers Weekly
Chicago priest Michael Enright debuts with Daisies in the Junkyard, a powerful and simply told story of two Latin American boys and their families trying to survive in South Chicago. Tony and Carlos are high school seniors who want nothing to do with the Knights or the Devils, rival gangs that plague their neighborhood. But they are given little choice when Carlos is injured in a drive-by shooting and his younger brother is murdered. Enright ably captures the experiences of the boys as they dodge bullets and dabble in spirituality as a means of survival in the direst of circumstances. National advertising.
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"This vivid and passionate story of the short lives and early deaths of young men caught in the crossfire of drug gangs in the barrio of Chicago is a brilliant blend of tragedy and the faith which transcends tragedy." --Andrew M. Greeley, New York Times bestselling author
"Honors the richness of the Mexican-American culture . . . a diamond in the rough." --Chicago Sun-Times