With 10 stories that move from the barrios of the Dominican Republic to the struggling urban communities of New Jersey, Junot Díaz makes his remarkable debut. Diaz's work is unflinching and strong, and these stories crackle with an electric sense of discovery. He evokes a world in which fathers are gone, mothers fight with grim determination for their families and themselves, and the next generation inherits the casual cruelty, devastating ambivalence, and knowing humor of lives circumscribed by poverty and uncertainty. In Drown
, Diaz has harnessed the rhythms of anger and release, frustration and joy, to indelible effect.
©2007 Junot Diaz; (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc.