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Drown Paperback – July 1, 1997
Four girls on a trip to Paris suddenly find themselves in a high-stakes game of Truth or Dare that spirals out of control. Learn More
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The stories set in the DR are from a youth's perspective, and have the unmistakable whiff of the autobiographical about them. In "Ysrael", the narrator and his brother are sent to the campo for the summer to live with relatives. There, they are casually cruel to a local boy whose face was disfigured by a pig. The boy later turns up as the subject of "No Face", which attempts to delve into his mind, with lesser effect than almost all the other stories. A third story, "Arguantando" follows the family from "Ysrael" as they wait to hear from their father, who has moved to the US. The final and longest story in the collection, "Negocios", explains the father's journey to the US and his many trials and tribulations before he can bring his family over.
The stories set in the US follow the young boy as he grows older in New Jersey-where shoplifting, drug dealing, and eventually work replace the poverty of the slums of Santa Domingo. "Fiesta, 1980" is the best car-sickness story you're likely to read and "How To Date" is a quick guide to interracial dating, perhaps overly flip when compared to the other stories. In "Aurora", a teenage drug dealer (the young boy grown older?Read more ›
I highly recommend this book for those with an interest in Latino and/or multicultural fiction, and for those who enjoy short story collections.
Very Highly Recommended !
Author of AZUCAR! The Story of Sugar (a novel)
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I could not finish this book. Narration is good but there are too many undesirable words which made me uncomfortable so I had to stop reading at about one quarter of the way. Read morePublished 3 days ago by T. Stone
This book is one of my favorites it takes you down so my different paths with lively and contrasting perspectives, the author paints a motion picture in your head with words. Read morePublished 15 days ago
A. Ross and others have provided neat summaries of this collection of short stories; I just want to supplement their accounts. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bartolo
Great book! I read it for my English class but I honestly would've read it if I wasn't assigned as well.Published 3 months ago by Ashley Victoria
Very interesting book. It has a lot of inappropriate suggestive themes in it though.Published 3 months ago by Otis Craig Walker
Although each story is capable of standing alone, they are woven together so perfectly that one flows into the next like it’s an added chapter. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Parrott