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Sayantan Ghosh
Jul 26, 2015 Sayantan Ghosh rated it liked it
Give him a boy and he'll write about him. Give him a girl and he'll write about her. And not simply write, but write something magical. He'll almost become them. Like the Dominican teenager here, who's waiting to begin.
Anays
Aug 08, 2016 Anays rated it really liked it
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
Ginette González
Jun 21, 2012 Ginette González rated it really liked it
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.
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Dec 23, 2011 Natalie rated it it was amazing
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.
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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 ...more
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