Thursday, September 6, 2007

Witness an event eleven years in the making


Witness an event eleven years in the making

Junot Díaz
Barnes & Noble, 33 East 17th Street; 7 p.m.; Profile; More info

We've been waiting eleven years for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, the long-promised novel from Dominican-born New Yorker Junot Díaz. His debut, the short-story collection Drown, was as popular in Brooklyn Heights as Washington Heights, and the new novel proves well worth the wait: An epic, semi-magical history of one pitiable overweight nerd and his Dominican-American family, it's even truer to Diaz's distinctive immigrant-nerd style than his long-ago breakthrough book. This is one author you'll want to hear in person.



Photo by Ted Partin

3 comments:

Roberto said...

I hate myself for having missed Junot. I Loved 'Drown', and everyone who's red it and is not dominican, would know I'm not being biased when I say he rocks!

Now question, how come I didn't get this info in my inbox, I'm not your typical gir (well..not a girl at all) but I'm a member, client, and most importantly a Casa Naranja Fan...Could it be that Brenda was too busy in Argentina tomado Mate and eating much carne asada con papa? Not fair!

Keep it up girls!
One love,
Roberto Larancuent
Founder,
www.rutacruda.blogspot.com

Roberto Larancuent said...

((spell check version))
I hate myself for having missed Junot. I Loved 'Drown', and everyone who's read it and is not Dominican, would know I'm not being biased when I say he rocks!

Now question, how come I didn't get this info. in my inbox? I'm not your typical girl (well..not a girl at all) but I'm a member, client, and most importantly a Casa Naranja Fan...Could it be that Brenda was too busy in Argentina tomando Mate and eating too much carne asada con papas? Not fair!

Keep it up girls!
One love,
Roberto Larancuent
Founder,
www.rutacruda.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

you never followed up on your sugestion that we get together.
Oh well.