May 3, 2012

Second person, I’ve always noticed, has the distinction of being both intimate and repellent at the same time. A quick way of drawing the reader close but also hard to sustain for any length of time. Only so much a person likes being addressed as “you” by a complete stranger. I knew I’d lose people with the approach, but I was going to lose people anyway. That’s the nature of fiction: despite all our lofty claims of universality, no piece of art is for everyone

Junot Diaz should practically be required reading for short story month.

The Book Bench: This Week in Fiction: Junot Díaz : The New Yorker

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tags #New Yorker #Junot Diaz #Miss Lora #Drown #Oscar Wao #shortreads #short story month

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