Drown (Paperback)

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This is my favorite Diaz book!  I love it even more than The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao--AND THAT WON THE PULITZER.  THE PULITZER.  These stories are vibrant, alive, and meaningful.  Diaz writes about America and the Dominican Republic with the voice of experience and the mastery of a writer with tremendous skill.

— From Sarah

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From the beloved and award-winning author Junot Diaz, a spellbinding saga of a family's journey through the New World.

A coming-of-age story of unparalleled power, Drown introduced the world to Junot Diaz's exhilarating talents. It also introduced an unforgettable narrator-- Yunior, the haunted, brilliant young man who tracks his family's precarious journey from the barrios of Santo Domingo to the tenements of industrial New Jersey, and their epic passage from hope to loss to something like love. Here is the soulful, unsparing book that made Diaz a literary sensation.

About the Author


Junot Diaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. He is the recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, PEN/Malamud Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, and PEN/O. Henry Award. A graduate of Rutgers College, Diaz is currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781573226066
ISBN-10: 1573226068
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publication Date: July 1st, 1997
Pages: 208
Language: English