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Drown (First Edition)

Junot Diaz

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ISBN 10: 1573220418 / ISBN 13: 9781573220415
Published by Riverhead, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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New York: Riverhead, 1996. First Edition. First printing. Hardbound. Author's First Book. Fine/Fine. The brilliant Dominican-American author's first book, a collection of short stories, many of which were later anthologized. He won the Pulitzer prize for his next book, a novel.[C6] 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 3798

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Title: Drown (First Edition)

Publisher: Riverhead

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition....

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A collection of eleven stories by a young writer evoke his hard-fought youth in the barrios of the Dominican Republic and the bleak urban landscapes of New Jersey, combining a journalist's dispassionate eye with an ear for poetry. A first collection.

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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.

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