The award-winning author of Joe the Engineer sets his new novel in New York City and war-torn Nicaragua. Primo Thomas, who teaches English to immigrants, faces the second half of his life. Primo's story is one of desire, of struggle, and of a journey toward a life with meaning.

The Gates 1996, Penguin Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780140152319

Trade paperback

The Gates 1994, Viking Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780670838868