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Drown by Junot Díaz
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Sep 16, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: short-stories, 2008
Read in October, 2008

After really loving his Pulitzer prize winning follow-up, I went to read this one. There are some great stories in here, and just like most short story collections some weaker ones. I think my main complaint was that it didn't have the twist on the immigrant story that Wao has. I could never tell if the stories were all following the same people or not, most were variations on the immigrant theme. My favorite story was the titular Drown which did twist up the story in a surprising way, or at least surprising if you don't know what pato means and have to look it up halfway through the story after realizing its important.

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