|Plot Summary of Drown|
|"DROWN by Junot Diaz, 1996, 208pages. Ten astounding short stories written by this Dominican Republican, transplanted
to New Jersey, when his familia moves to their dreamland -- Nueva York. The word gritty can be used to
used to many of the stories, but there is underlying tenderness in all the stories. Junot is a master craftsman
and a great, unflinching storyteller. The stories are based
both in New Jersey and in Santo Domingo.
Junot's stories have appeared in the Best American Short Stories four times! He is the receipinet of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and is surely destined for greater glory. Read DROWN now, so that you can nod your head in agreement when
some great literary prize comes his way.
R Prasad, Resident Scholar
|"A young Dominican immigrant recollects moments in life that molded him into what he is today. In 10 thought provoking short stories Diaz manages to give us an account of the “American Dream” that brings both pain and hope to the table.
With a true Dominican voice and flavor mixed with Washington Heights street smarts this book rings with the timber of truth. Painted with the colors of immigrant life Diaz manages to give us a mural that depicts the passage many of us choose, or get chosen for, through America.
S. Nunez, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Drown|
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Kids growing up/acting up?
Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)
- immigrant story
If this is a culture clash:
- visiting a different culture
ethnic of society (outside)
Period of greatest activity?
- Big city
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- Central/South American
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
The Americas (not US):
- The Caribbean
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- male homosexuals doing their thing
- vague references
- descript. of female anat. (the big B's)
Lot of foul language?
Commentary on society?
- wicked white people
- wicked men
Writer's slant towards subject:
- somewhat unfavorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
Is this a biography of several people?
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
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