Drown by Junot Díaz

Drown

Junot Díaz

fiction contemporary short stories emotional reflective medium-paced

208 pages | first published 1995

Description

With ten stories that move from the barrios of the Dominican Republic to the struggling urban communities of New Jersey, Junot Diaz makes his remarkable debut. Diaz's work is unflinching and strong, and these stories crackle with an electric sense...

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Moods

emotional 83%
dark 66%
reflective 66%
challenging 33%
tense 33%
adventurous 16%
funny 16%
hopeful 16%
informative 16%
relaxing 16%
sad 16%

Pace

fast 50%
slow 25%
medium 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | A mix: 25% | N/A: 25%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 42% | No: 14%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 33% | Yes: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 16%

Average rating

3.89