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 87%
dark 62%
reflective 62%
challenging 37%
tense 37%
sad 25%
adventurous 12%
funny 12%
hopeful 12%
informative 12%
relaxing 12%

Pace

fast 50%
medium 30%
slow 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 40% | Character: 40% | N/A: 20%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 37% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

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

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 42%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 14%

Average rating

3.88