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Queen of Puerto Rico, The (30 min)

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On vacation with his parents in the Caribbean, a teenage boy becomes obsessed with a beautiful woman who dresses only in pink. He follows her around the island, trying to summon the courage to speak to her. One night, drunk, the boy is raped by an older man, who claims the boy is really a homosexual. Their relationship continues after the boy’s family returns to the States.

  • Series: NPR Playhouse
  • Show Type: Monologue
  • Cast: Joe Frank
  • Air Date: 1983
  • Digital Audio Bit Rate: 128kbps

 

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4.00 out of 5

2 reviews for Queen of Puerto Rico, The (30 min)

  1. 3 out of 5

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    This is a sad, true-to-life tale of a boy’s descent into manhood. He pines after the pink lady only to mature into a life of disillusionment when he’s taken advantage of by a wealthy jet-setter in Puerto Rico. He’s a drifter who doesn’t seem to have the energy to move beyond forces conspiring to destroy. And maybe there are no forces conspiring against him, really, just his own inertia in which he’s trapped and doomed to ennui. I found this story to be somewhat engaging but the sum total to be unsatisfying. It’s honest and realistic, but I found myself wondering in the end if this was really a tale worth telling.

  2. 5 out of 5

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    The Queen of Puerto Rico is my favorite short story. Set in first person, the unconventional man recounts his experiences but does not take back any of his choices which make him the man he develops into.

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On vacation with his parents in the Caribbean, a teenage boy becomes obsessed with a beautiful woman who dresses only in pink. He follows her around the island, trying to summon the courage to speak to her. One night, drunk, the boy is raped by an older man, who claims the boy is really a homosexual. Their relationship continues after the boy’s family returns to the States.

  • Series: NPR Playhouse
  • Show Type: Monologue
  • Cast: Joe Frank
  • Air Date: 1983
  • Digital Audio Bit Rate: 128kbps

 

4.00 out of 5

2 reviews for Queen of Puerto Rico, The (30 min)

  1. 3 out of 5

    :

    This is a sad, true-to-life tale of a boy’s descent into manhood. He pines after the pink lady only to mature into a life of disillusionment when he’s taken advantage of by a wealthy jet-setter in Puerto Rico. He’s a drifter who doesn’t seem to have the energy to move beyond forces conspiring to destroy. And maybe there are no forces conspiring against him, really, just his own inertia in which he’s trapped and doomed to ennui. I found this story to be somewhat engaging but the sum total to be unsatisfying. It’s honest and realistic, but I found myself wondering in the end if this was really a tale worth telling.

  2. 5 out of 5

    :

    The Queen of Puerto Rico is my favorite short story. Set in first person, the unconventional man recounts his experiences but does not take back any of his choices which make him the man he develops into.

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