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Junot Díaz

A collection of eleven stories by a young writer evoke his hard-fought youth in the barrios of the Dominican Republic and the bleak urban landscapes of New Jersey, combining a journalist's dispassionate eye with an ear for poetry. "This stunning collection of stories offers an unsentimental glimpse of life among the immigrants from the Dominican Republic--and other front-line reports on the ambivalent promise of the American dream--by an eloquent and original writer who describes more than physical dislocation in conveying the price that is paid for leaving culture and homeland behind." --San Francisco Chronicle.Junot Diaz's stories are as vibrant, tough, unexotic, and beautiful as their settings - Santa Domingo, Dominican Neuva York, the immigrant neighborhoods of industrial New Jersey with their gorgeously polluted skyscapes. Places and voices new to our literature yet classically American: coming-of-age stories full of wild humor, intelligence, rage, and piercing tenderness. And this is just the beginning. Diaz is going to be a giant of American prose. --Francisco Goldman Ever since Diaz began publishing short stories in venues as prestigious as The New Yorker, he has been touted as a major new talent, and his debut collection affirms this claim. Born and raised in Santo Domingo, Diaz uses the contrast between his island homeland and life in New York City and New Jersey as a fulcrum for his trenchant tales. His young male narrators are teetering into precarious adolescence. For these sons of harsh or absent fathers and bone-weary, stoic mothers, life is an unrelenting hustle. In Santo Domingo, they are sent to stay with relatives when the food runs out at home; in the States, shoplifting and drugdealing supply material necessities and a bit of a thrill in an otherwise exhausting and frustrating existence. There is little affection, sex is destructive, conversation strained, and even the brilliant beauty of a sunset is tainted, its colors the product of pollutants. Keep your eye on Diaz; his first novel is on

A collection of eleven stories by a young writer evoke his hard-fought youth in the barrios of the Dominican Republic and the bleak urban landscapes of New Jersey, combining a journalist's dispassionate eye with an ear for poetry. "This stunning collection of stories offers an unsentimental glimpse of life among the immigrants from the Dominican Republic--and other front-line reports on the ambivalent promise of the American dream--by an eloquent and original writer who describes more than physical dislocation in conveying the price that is paid for leaving culture and homeland behind." --San Francisco Chronicle.Junot Diaz's stories are as vibrant, tough, unexotic, and beautiful as their settings - Santa Domingo, Dominican Neuva York, the immigrant neighborhoods of industrial New Jersey with their gorgeously polluted skyscapes. Places and voices new to our literature yet classically American: coming-of-age stories full of wild humor, intelligence, rage, and piercing tenderness. And this is just the beginning. Diaz is going to be a giant of American prose. --Francisco Goldman Ever since Diaz began publishing short stories in venues as prestigious as The New Yorker, he has been touted as a major new talent, and his debut collection affirms this claim. Born and raised in Santo Domingo, Diaz uses the contrast between his island homeland and life in New York City and New Jersey as a fulcrum for his trenchant tales. His young male narrators are teetering into precarious adolescence. For these sons of harsh or absent fathers and bone-weary, stoic mothers, life is an unrelenting hustle. In Santo Domingo, they are sent to stay with relatives when the food runs out at home; in the States, shoplifting and drugdealing supply material necessities and a bit of a thrill in an otherwise exhausting and frustrating existence. There is little affection, sex is destructive, conversation strained, and even the brilliant beauty of a sunset is tainted, its colors the product of pollutants. Keep your eye on Diaz; his first novel is on
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A collection of eleven stories by a young writer evoke his hard-fought youth in the barrios of the Dominican Republic and the bleak urban landscapes of New Jersey, combining a journalist's dispassionate eye with an ear for poetry. "This stunning collection of stories offers an unsentimental glimpse of life among the immigrants from the Dominican Republic--and other front-line reports on the ambivalent promise of the American dream--by an eloquent and original writer who describes more than physical dislocation in conveying the price that is paid for leaving culture and homeland behind." --San Francisco Chronicle.Junot Diaz's stories are as vibrant, tough, unexotic, and beautiful as their settings - Santa Domingo, Dominican Neuva York, the immigrant neighborhoods of industrial New Jersey with their gorgeously polluted skyscapes. Places and voices new to our literature yet classically American: coming-of-age stories full of wild humor, intelligence, rage, and piercing tenderness. And this is just the beginning. Diaz is going to be a giant of American prose. --Francisco Goldman Ever since Diaz began publishing short stories in venues as prestigious as The New Yorker, he has been touted as a major new talent, and his debut collection affirms this claim. Born and raised in Santo Domingo, Diaz uses the contrast between his island homeland and life in New York City and New Jersey as a fulcrum for his trenchant tales. His young male narrators are teetering into precarious adolescence. For these sons of harsh or absent fathers and bone-weary, stoic mothers, life is an unrelenting hustle. In Santo Domingo, they are sent to stay with relatives when the food runs out at home; in the States, shoplifting and drugdealing supply material necessities and a bit of a thrill in an otherwise exhausting and frustrating existence. There is little affection, sex is destructive, conversation strained, and even the brilliant beauty of a sunset is tainted, its colors the product of pollutants. Keep your eye on Diaz; his first novel is on

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Davis

Length:

5h 5m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

00:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:34


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:06


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:43


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:30


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:37


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:38


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:34


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:50


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:26


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:59


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:00


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:52


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:46


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:40


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:18


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:55


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:13


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:10


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:04


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:40


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:03