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Drown

By: Junot Diaz
Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
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Publisher's summary

With 10 stories that move from the barrios of the Dominican Republic to the struggling urban communities of New Jersey, Junot Diaz 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.

Critic reviews

"Remarkable.” (Entertainment Weekly)

“Talent this big will always make noise…. [The ten stories in Drown] vividly evoke Diaz's hardscrabble youth in the Dominican Republic and New Jersey, where ‘our community was separated from all the other communities by a six-lane highway and the dump.’ Diaz has the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet…” (Newsweek)

“Graceful and raw and painful and smart…His prose is sensible poetry that moves like an interesting conversation…The pages turn and all of a sudden you’re done and you want more.” (The Boston Globe)

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