The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Readers almost forgot about Junot Diaz. His 1996 short story collection, Drown, earned praise for its spicy prose — a mixture of English, Spanish, slang, and street talk — and its harsh tales of life among Dominican-American immigrants. Even back in 1996, this slim book of stories was seen as a prelude to the great novel the twenty- seven-year-old was a…
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