“A riveting book-length introduction to Junot Diaz, who is arguably the most famous living Latino writer. The focus on narrative strategies is both strong and engaging. It affirms Diaz’s place, analyzing him in the context of contemporary fiction practices, and it delves into all major topics that Diaz explores.”—Maria Acosta Cruz, author of Dream Nation: Puerto Rican Culture and the Fictions of Independence.
“An urgently needed book brimming with intellectual insight and critical sophistication. The project’s breathtaking range, focusing on Diaz's literary corpus, is spectacular, and the cogent fashion in which it engages with the salient themes in Diaz's novel, short story collections, and essays make it an essential book for teachers, students, scholars, and even a general audience interested in his work.”—Richard T. Rodriguez, University of Illinois