1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed.
IL: UG - BL: 5.1 - AR Pts: 7
From the beloved and award-winning author Junot Díaz, 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 Díaz'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 Díaz a literary sensation.
Level 5.1, 7 Points
Level 5.1, 7 Points
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|Grouping Author||díaz junot|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-01-19 04:24:29AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-01-21 04:42:57AM|
|author||Díaz, Junot, 1968-|
|display_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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|owning_library_santafe||Santa Fe Public Library|
|owning_location_santafe||Main Library, Southside Branch|
|record_details||ils:.b11511552|Book|Books|1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed.|English|Riverhead Books,|1997.|208 pages ; 21 cm.|
|subject_facet||Dominican Americans -- New Jersey -- Fiction, Dominican Republic -- Social life and customs -- Fiction, New Jersey -- Social life and customs -- Fiction|
|title_full||Drown / Junot Díaz|
|topic_facet||Dominican Americans, Social life and customs|