The Quiet Fighter by edward cartagena
Approx. 30,420 words.
Published on July 30, 2012.
How does a boy, who is a multicultural minority, coming of age in the 1980's survive a broken family, physical and emotional abuse, parental abandonment and neglect, poverty and starvation, gangs and violence, school failure and demoralization, cultural and socioeconomic change, social rejection and racism, loneliness and isolation, and go on to rise above it all?