Citizen Cárdenas: From Logan Square to Nairobi, around the World, and Back Again

City Lit Books 2523 N Kedzie Blvd Chicago, Illinois 60647 (773) 235-2523 Get Directions       On June 1, 2016 City Lit Books in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, graciously hosted a very successful launch party for Steve Cole’s novel, Citizen Cárdenas. Two years later, the story of an often homeless, Cuban immigrant and Vietnam […]

Rosellians Cheer Hometown Author Steve Cole’s Citizen Cárdenas

Amazon Reviews of Citizen Cárdenas by Roselle, NJ Friends Meet your homeless neighbors–Robin Levine (ACHS Class of 1966) on May 12, 2016 Citizen Cárdenas is a engaging tale that plunged me into the world of Chicago’s homeless citizens and the city politics that hold influence over their lives. Told from multiple viewpoints, including that of […]

Uptown, Chicago Attorney for the Homeless, Alan Mills, Reviews Citizen Cárdenas

Homeless people have rich back stories and inner lives. Citizen Cárdenas is the rare novel to take this seriously May 11, 2016   “I’m dead. I’m dead,” yells Gato.Jesus (“Gato”) Cardenas is an old gang-banger, now turned down and out hustler who is barely making it. He was kicked out of his rooming house when […]

Citizen Cárdenas Garners Indy B.R.A.G Medallion and Online Book Club Four-Star Review

Indy B.R.A.G. Medallion I am honored that my novel, Citizen Cárdenas has been named a reciipient of the Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion, a designation awarded to only 20 percent of applicants. Citizen Cárdenas is a story about people caught in the cross-hairs of gentrification. On the one hand is the protagonist of this story, Cuban immigrant, Vietnam […]

A Resurrection of a Whole Other Kind.

Citizen Cardenas Reviewed in WindyCity Greek By: Apollo Papafrangou Apollo is an Oakland, CA native. He’s a poet, and the author of the novel Wings of Wax available now from Olive Leaf Editions. Meet Author Steve Cole Author Steve Cole grew up in Roselle, NJ. He wrote for his high school newspaper, and had a column during […]