A Conversation with Oscar Hijuelos, author of DARK DUDE
Q: You've said this is the sort of book you wished you had been able to read when you were growing up. What do you mean by this?
OH: As a kid I had all kinds of questions about how I fit it with my neighborhood and friends and other Latinos. So I would have been happy to find a book about a kid going through the same thing as I was, like Rico does in Dark Dude.
Q: As a writer for...