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Stronger Than Blood Paperback – March 4, 2014
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About the Author
Andy Vazquez is a former aide to a governor in the State of Connecticut. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Space Coast Writers' Guild, and past Vice President and Conference Chair. Andy is also a guitarist and singer. He lives in Palm Bay, Florida, with his wife, Ana, and youngest son, Alexis. This is his first published novel.
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Within minutes of leaving the airport they are involved in an automobile accident and get their first taste of the racist attitudes prevalent in the period. They are Spics who don’t speak English. New York City has long been the crucible where immigrants were broken or forged into strong citizens that helped build our nation, and so it will be for the Gonzales.
Pablo helps guide his sibling through the school system where the boys excel and win scholarships to prestigious universities. Along the way he falls in love with an upper class blonde whose family object to her dating a spic. Gangs were prevalent in the period and are part of the story.
Each brother and one sister graduate college and pursue different paths, all dealing with Puerto Rico’s future; paths that will bring the three brothers into conflict in future novels.
Any Vazquez, a native Puerto Rican, in his debut novel tells a tale of hard work, honor, principals, intrigue, love, hate and ambition. STRONGER THAN BLOOD sets the stage for the second novel of his trilogy, A DIVIDED NATION, BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER.
This is an excellent story, suitable for everyone, especially middle and high school students. I highly recommend it.