Christopher Koy – Junot Díaz’s Stories as Minor Literature Junot Díaz’s “Aurora” and “Aguantando” as Minor Literature Christopher E. Koy University of South. 22 Feb Junot Diaz is an incredible author. I recently read The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao for the second time and was absolutely floored by its. Aurora has 7 ratings and 1 review. Kyana (ABookTrance) said: Tbh I didn’t read the Spanish version, I read the English one. but I needed to check this in.

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Copy code to clipboard. The story focuses on the narrator overhearing the ups and downs of a relationship between his two neighbors through the walls, and hoping to build up the courage to speak to the woman. Stand out and be remembered with Prezi, the secret weapon of great presenters.

Stay updated via RSS. Myfroggiespond marked it as to-read Jan 06, Send the link below via email or IM. Drown First edition cover image. Yunior, however, struggles more with his sexuality and while he has a girlfriend at several points in the book, he also has a sexual experience with a man. Jeff is currently reading it Mar 16, No trivia or quizzes yet.

Aurora has been released from Juvenile Hall and met up with Yunior in an abandoned apartment. Newer Post Older Post Home.

This story tells of Ysrael from his own perspective and his anticipation regarding facial reconstruction surgery by Canadian doctors. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In his defense, Yunior does seem to mature later, but his early life is rife with abuse perpetrated by and against him. Melanie marked it as to-read Jan 20, Chelsea Stowe added it Feb 11, Pamela Boyle rated it really liked it Mar 10, R added it Aug 06, The reader is easily able to develop a real sense of discord throughout the story.


Diaz gives not a glorified love story, but a sad account of what often happens in everyday life. This story discusses Lucero’s life as a drug dealer and his romantic relationship with a heroin addict.

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Here, he dreams of having a normal life with Aurora, but her addiction presents major obstacles. The point of view of the narrator is straightforward and honest.

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Language Peppered with Spanish slang and phrases, often unexplained and not translated. Drown by Junot Diaz”. Tbh I didn’t read the Spanish version, I read the English one. Jenny Garcia marked it as to-read May 29, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Notify me of new comments via email. The book centers around an immigrant family from the Dominican Republic. Junot Diaz is an incredible author.

Anyone interested in sci-fi, adulthood, Latin-american literature, or book in general will greatly enjoy this book. February 22, Junot Diaz and “Aurora”.

Drown is about a family that is forced to aaurora in order to immigrate to the U. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. Constrain to simple back and forward steps.


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Britni Walker rated it really liked it Jan 13, This story describes the narrator’s alienation from a friend visiting from college. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Yunior tells a series of anecdotes about his time living in Santo Domingo and his anticipation to hear from his father, who has left for the United States.

The stories are set in the context of s America, and are narrated by an adult who is looking back at his childhood.

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I didn’t speak English, and I experienced the competitiveness of America, and it’s a profoundly cruel childhood culture.

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His stories exhibit the same kind of voice and style present in his longer work. This story focuses on the idea of love as something difficult to define. When asked if he remembers the experience, he says: While the narrator hopes to have a daiz relationship with Aurora, any semblance of normalcy is threatened by the characters’ dangerous lifestyles.

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