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Certainly my FAVORITE of Diaz's short stories. Extremely poignant and truthful to Dominican mother/daughter relationships, unfortunately. The line that struck me most? "That's white people for you. They lose a cat and it's an all-points bulletin, but we Dominicans lose a daughter and we might not even cancel our appointment at the salon." :( When they say "hurt people hurt people", Dominican women were likely the source. The psychology/pathology behind it is deep, I'm sure. This story reminded ...more
Intense short-story describing the fierce love-hate relationship between a Dominican inmigrant in the US and her teenager daugther. I've just read it during my lunch break -what a harsh, engrossing read. La tengo en una antología de cuentos latinoamericanos de escritores menores de 40 años, de Ediciones B.
This is actually a chapter in his book "The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao" and it was also featured in "The New Yorker" (V. 83 N.16 June 11-18, 2007). Even though I read this in the book, it was nice to come back to it again. Diaz is one of my favorite writers - one of the only men that can convincingly write from a woman's perspective.
Junot Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. He is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, PEN/Malamud ...moreMore about Junot Díaz...