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Drown

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Publisher:
Riverhead Books,
Pub. Date:
1997.
Edition:
1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 5.1 - AR Pts: 7
Lexile measure:
830L
Description
"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 ..." --Booklist.
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ISBN:
9781573226066
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.1, 7 Points
Lexile measure:
830L
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Full title drown
Author díaz junot
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-07 04:08:17AM
Last Indexed 2018-05-23 04:22:06AM

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subject_facet Dominican Americans -- New Jersey -- Fiction, Dominican Republic -- Social life and customs -- Fiction, New Jersey -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
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