Short stories by Junot Díaz
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 Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, and PEN/O. Henry Award. A graduate of Rutgers College, Díaz is currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Listing 6 stories.
After his older brother dies of cancer, a Dominican-American teen strikes up a sexual relationship with his middle-aged neighbor.
When la Negrura, a disease that causes black lumps to grow out of appendages and paranormal behavior in those affected, ravages Haiti, a nineteen-year-old Black Dominican American and his friends watch events unfold from the neighboring Dominican Republic.
A Dominican-American boy in modern New York City lusts after his cooler older brother’s beautiful girlfriend. Only in the face of unexpected tragedy does he get to shoot his own shot.
A young Dominican-American man struggles to make things better with his girlfriend after she finds out he cheated on her. Throughout their ill-fated vacation to the Dominican Republic, he clings on as she further separates herself from him.
In New Jersey, a punk-obsessed Dominican teenager deals with a tumultuous relationship with her mother, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. At a breaking point, she runs away from home.
While spending a summer in the outskirts of the Dominican Republic, two brothers obsess over a local boy who wears a mask because his face was chewed off by a pig.