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Drown - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-1573226066

Cover of Drown 96 (ISBN 978-1573226066)
ISBN13: 978-1573226066
ISBN10: 1573226068
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Corp.
Published: 1996
International: No

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Drown - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-1573226066

Junot Diaz

ISBN13: 978-1573226066
ISBN10: 1573226068
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Corp.

Published: 1996
International: No
Summary

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. In "Ysrael", two brothers hunt a disfigured boy who hides behind a mask; in "No Face", the mirror is flipped and perspective belongs to the tormented. In "Fiesta, 1980", a spirited family gathering plays against the noiseless hum of a father's infidelities. In "Boyfriend", a young man eavesdrops on the woman next door and colors in the life overheard with the drama born of intense longing. And always, it seems there is the throb of waiting: in "Aguantando", for the fulfillment of a promise; in "Negocios", for rescue; in "Aurora", for respite; in "Drown", for resolution.

Author Bio

Diaz, Junot :

Junot Díaz, author of Drown, was born and raised in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. In the past he has worked as a dishwasher, a pool table deliverer, a steelworker, and an editorial assistant. He received his BA from Rutgers University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Cornell. The 27-year-old Díaz now lives in Brooklyn, where he is at work on his forthcoming novel, to be published by Riverhead Books in 1997, called The Cheater's Guide to Love, about a young Latino making his way in New York.

Díaz's first two short stories appeared in Story magazine, and his subsequent two stories were published in The New Yorker. ''Ysrael'' will appear in Best American Short Stories 1996, and ''Edison, NJ'' appears in the summer 1996 issue of The Paris Review. In January 1996, Newsweek named Díaz one of ''the new faces of 1996,'' the only writer to be highlighted in the article.

Table of Contents

Ysrael
Fiesta, 1980
Aurora
Aguantando
Drown
Boyfriend
Edison, New Jersey
How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie
No Face
Negocios