Publish date: May 1st 2010
Publisher: Munhak Dongnae/Tsai Fong Books
Pages no: 292
Edition language: Korean
Drown is an engulfing collection of interrelated stories, often involving Diaz' narrator Junior. Diaz has a way of writing his characters that makes them known to readers through their words and actions rather than a direct description from the narrator. A skill that is rare and always greatly appre...
read during my Punk Rock Flophouse YearsI Remember: linked stories about growing up in the Dominican Republic and then New Jersey... a writing style that is rather tight, clean, stripped-down, deadpan... i would have preferred a looser, rowdier writing style... a narrative that is alive and fresh, w...
Earlier short stories by the author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Most are linked by the character Yunior, and the collection is presumably autobiographical in some respects. It's lean and spare; where Oscar Wao exults in a frenzy of language, Drown is quieter but no less affecting. Simil...