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.About the Author:
Junot Díaz’s fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Best American Short Stories. His highly-anticipated first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was greeted with rapturous reviews, including Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times calling it “a book that decisively establishes him as one of contemporary fiction's most distinctive and irresistible new voices.” His debut story collection, Drown, published eleven years prior to Oscar Wao, was also met with unprecedented acclaim; it became a national bestseller, won numerous awards, and has since grown into a landmark of contemporary literature. Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey, Díaz lives in New York City and is a professor of creative writing at MIT.
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Book Description Riverhead Hardcover, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111573220418
Book Description Riverhead Hardcover. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1573220418 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0762605
Book Description Riverhead Hardcover, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1573220418
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97815732204151.0
Book Description Riverhead Books, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. New to Near Fine complete collection of Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz's three books: Drown (1996), The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007), This Is How You Lose Her (2012). All three copies are hardcover first printings, inscribed by the author during his tenure as Artist-in-Residence at the Univeristy of Virginia. "To Brian --- Junot Diaz 2.7.17" Provenance identification is included. Note that "Drown" does not contain the errata card. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1487293612325