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The Resource Drown, Junot Díaz

Drown, Junot Díaz

Label
Drown
Title
Drown
Statement of responsibility
Junot Díaz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This stunning collection of stories offers an unsentimental glimpse of life among the immigrants from the Dominican Republic-and other front-line reports on the ambivalent promise of the American dream-by an eloquent and original writer who describes more than physical dislocation in conveying the price that is paid forleaving culture and homeland behind."--San Francisco Chronicle. Junot Diaz's stories are as vibrant, tough, unexotic, and beautiful as their settings-Santa Domingo, Dominican. Neuva York, the immigrant neighborhoods of industrial New Jersey with their gorgeously polluted skyscapes. Places and voices new to our literature yet classically American: coming-of-age stories full of wild humor, intelligence, rage, and piercing tenderness. And this is just the beginning. Diaz is going to be a giant of American prose.-Francisco Goldman. Ever since Diaz began publishing short stories in venues as prestigious as The New Yorker, he has been touted as a major new talent, and his debut collection affirms this claim. Born and raised in Santo Domingo, Diaz uses the contrast between his island homeland and life in New York City and New Jersey as a fulcrum for his trenchant tales. His young male narrators are teetering into precarious adolescence. For these sons of harsh or absent fathers and bone-weary, stoic mothers, life is an unrelenting hustle. In Santo Domingo, they are sent to stay with relatives when the food runs out at home; in the States, shoplifting and drugdealing supply material necessities and a bit ofa thrill in an otherwise exhausting and frustrating existence. There is little affection, sex is destructive, conversation strained, and even the brilliant beauty of a sunset is tainted, its colors the product of pollutants. Keep your eye onDiaz; his first novel is on the way
Cataloging source
JRS
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1968-
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Díaz, Junot
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Dominican Republic
  • New Jersey
  • Dominican Americans
  • Short stories, American
Label
Drown, Junot Díaz
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Ysrael -- Fiesta, 1980 -- Aurora -- Aguantando -- Drown -- Boyfriend -- Edison, New Jersey -- How to date a browngirl, blackgirl, whitegirl, or halfie -- No face -- Negocios
Control code
ocm37232271
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9781573226066
System control number
(OCoLC)37232271
Label
Drown, Junot Díaz
Publication
Contents
Ysrael -- Fiesta, 1980 -- Aurora -- Aguantando -- Drown -- Boyfriend -- Edison, New Jersey -- How to date a browngirl, blackgirl, whitegirl, or halfie -- No face -- Negocios
Control code
ocm37232271
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9781573226066
System control number
(OCoLC)37232271

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