With ten stories that move from the barrios of the Dominican Republic to the struggling urban communities of New Jersey, Junot Diaz makes his remarkable debut. Diaz's work is unflinching and strong, and these stories crackle with an electric sense of discovery. Diaz evokes a world in which fathers are gone, mothers fight with grim determination for their families and themselves, and the next generation inherits the casual cruelty, devestating ambivalence, and knowing humor of lives circumscribed by poverty and uncertainty. In Drown, Diaz has harnessed the rhythms of anger and release, frustration and joy, to indelible effect.

Title Drown
Author Junot Díaz
Publisher Riverhead Books
Title First Published 01 July 1997
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 224 p.
ISBN-10 1573226068
ISBN-13 9781573226066
Publication Date 01 July 1997
Main content page count 224
Weight 16 oz.

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