by Junot Diaz
The stories are set in the context of 1980s America, and are narrated by an adult who is looking back at his childhood. Drown was published by Riverhead Books in 1996.
Junot Diaz is the author, Drown is the book. The best story is the last and longest, but only because of what went before.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. From the beloved and award-winning author Junot Díaz, a spellbinding saga of a family’s journey through the New World. A coming-of-age story of unparalleled power.
Junot Díaz’s stories are as vibrant, tough, unexotic, and beautiful as their settings – Santa Domingo, Dominican .
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. Díaz is going to be a giant of American prose. Ever since Diaz began publishing short stories in venues as prestigious as The New Yorker, he has been touted as a major new.
I bang on the front door and Wayne hits the back and I can hear our double drum shaking the windows. Right then I have this feeling that someone is inside, laughing at u. his guy better have a good. excuse, Wayne says, lumbering around the newly planted rosebushes. You’re telling me, I say but Wayne’s the one who takes this job too seriously. He pounds some more on the door, his face jiggling. A couple of times he raps on the windows, tries squinting through the curtains
Mami shipped me and Rafa out to the campo every summer.
A graduate of Rutgers College, Junot Diaz is the author of Drown and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao which won the John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, African Voices, Best American Short Stories (1996, 1997, 1999, 2000), in Pushcart Prize XXII and in The O'Henry Prize Stories 2009
On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders. This is the long-awaited first novel from one of the most original and memorable writers working today.
On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders. In the heat of a hospital laundry room in New Jersey, a woman does her lover’s washing and thinks about his wife. Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd.
Junot Diaz was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and received his Master of Fine Arts Degree from Cornell University. He teaches creative writing at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). His first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was published in 2007 to international acclaim and won both the Pulitzer Prize and the American National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction.
A stark, unsentimental read. These stories are fresh, direct and utterly convincing.