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Drown

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Diaz's stories focus on young narrators living in the Dominican Republic and New Jersey, trying to come up with their own rules for living as they negotiate immigration, family and their burgeoning hopes and dreams for their own lives.

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Originally published in 1997, "Drown" instantly garnered terrific acclaim. Moving from the barrios of the Dominican Republic to the struggling urban communities of New Jersey, these heartbreaking, completely original stories established Diaz as one of contemporary fiction's most exhilarating new voices.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Faber and Faber Publication Date: 06/11/2008 ISBN-13: 9780571244973  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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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. His collection of short stories, Drown, was described as 'a dazzlingly talented first book' by Hermione Lee in the Independent on Sunday. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is his debut novel. He teaches creative writing at MIT (Massachussetts Institute of Technology).

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Diaz's stories focus on young narrators living in the Dominican Republic and New Jersey, trying to come up with their own rules for living as they negotiate immigration, family and their burgeoning hopes and dreams for their own lives. - Edward

St Pancras International Bookshop - 05/03/2013

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