When Tito Loved Clara
Her mostly happy life is disrupted, however, when Tito, a former boyfriend from fifteen years earlier, reappears. Something has impeded his passage into adulthood. His mother calls him an Unfinished Man. He still carries a torch for Clara; and she harbors a secret from their past. Their reacquaintance sets in motion an unraveling of both of their lives and reveals what the cost of assimilation—or the absence of it—has meant for each of them.
This immensely entertaining novel—filled with wit and compassion—marks the debut of a fine writer.
Baker & Taylor
Clara Lugo leaves her Dominican neighborhood to marry a white man and raise a family in the suburbs, a life she is seemingly content with, until Tito, her high school boyfriend, shows up and her life starts to unravel.
Clara Lugo leaves her rough-and-tumble Dominican neighborhood to marry a white man and raise a family in the suburbs, a life she is seemingly content with, until Tito, her high school boyfriend from the old neighborhood, shows up and her life starts to unravel. A first novel.
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