The author takes the story on an interesting journey, exploring colonization, climate change and the US government’s response to Hurricane Maria. Side Chick Nation is an entertaining, insightful, satisfyingly feminist read.
Fed up with her married Miami boyfriend, savvy Dulce has no problem stealing his drug-dealer stash and fleeing to her family in the Caribbean. But when she gets bored in rural Santo Domingo, she escapes on a sugar daddy adventure to Puerto Rico. Her new life is one endless party, until she’s caught in Hurricane Maria–and witnesses the brutal collision of colonization and climate change, as well as the international vultures who plunder the tragedy for a financial killing, making shady use of relief funds to devastate the island even more.
4.2 rating based on 38 ratings (all editions)
Author(s): Publisher: Dafina Books
She's beautiful, unpredictable-and on the run from dangerous men. But this ex-side chick is ready to risk everything to help others in trouble . . . Fed up with her married Miami boyfriend, savvy Dulce has no problem stealing his drug-dealer stash and fleeing to the Caribbean. Between her special skills-and an eye for very rich and/or very smokin' men-Dulce stays a hustle ahead of trouble and makes her new life one endless party in Puerto Rico. Until she's caught in Hurricane Maria-and witnesses both the heartbreaking disaster of climate change, and the international vultures who plunder the tragedy for a financial killing, making shady use of relief funds to devastate the island even more . . .
New York-based mastermind thief Marisol already has her hands full fleecing a ruthless CEO who's stealing her family's land in Puerto Rico, while trying to get her relatives out alive. An extra crew member could be game-changing, but she's wary of Dulce's unpredictability and reputation for drama. Still, Dulce's determination to get justice draws Marisol in, along with her formidable Lower East Side Women's Health Clinic's heist squad. But their on-the-fly race-against-the-clock plan is soon complicated by a sexy crusading journalist-not to mention powerful men who turn deadly when ex-side chicks step out of the shadows and demand to call the shots . . .
Praise for Aya de Le�n and her novels
"Staking out space for women of color in the heist-fiction genre, Aya de Le�n's smart, sly writing is a knockout." --Andi Zeisler, Bitch magazine
"This well-written and enjoyable installment in de Le�n's unique, feminist, urban crime-fiction series . . . infuses satisfying power in both plot and character." -Booklist on The Boss, STARRED review