Junot Diaz’s Aurora is a short story that illustrates a less than perfect relationship between the narrator and his on again-off again, drug. Final Assignment – Aurora – Free download as Word Doc .doc), PDF File .pdf) Aurora is a short story written by Junot Diaz, a Dominican-American writer, who. Analysis of Junot Diaz’s “Aurora”. plays an important role in his decision making. The car that is used by the narrator is called a Pathfinder and it is mentioned at.

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Troy Onyango added it Feb 28, Melanie marked it as to-read Jan 20, Toward a Minor Literature, trans. Rafael Suleiman marked it as to-read Apr 02, If I had half a brain I would have done what Cut told me to do.

The ebullient style of Lucero narrating how he deals drugs for long hours in schools is effective and realistic, and usually his customers speak Spanish. Losing face with Cut and the rest of his drug-dealing associates would moreover be dangerous.


He briefly visits the Dominican Republic with his new wife but does not come inside the house and visit zurora first family. Email required Address never made public.

When you can keep something the juot in multiple stories, this lessens the amount of work for the writer. Remember me on this computer. Notify me of new comments via email.

I made up this whole new life in there. The raw-edged poetic voice commands a deceptively simple immediacy from the streets of low- income urban enclaves seen through Dominican immigrant eyes.

Short Story Month: Short Story #9: Junot Diaz’s “Aurora”

Since I originally created this blog to review short fiction, I hope to continue this for as long as possible. In his defense, Yunior does seem to uunot later, but his early life is rife with abuse perpetrated by and against him. Yet his character is fleshed out and, except for the violence, Lucero explains his specific motives. Jenny Garcia marked it as to-read May 29, You spend a lot of time being colonized.

Beatriz Uribe marked it as to-read Apr 17, Lucero even refers to the violent memories with some nostalgia. London and New York, Routledge, Since our zinc roof leaked idaz everything we owned was water stained: With Yunior, Diaz has created a character who may not be likeable, but has arguably redeemed himself by telling us the stories in the first place.


I recently read The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao for the second time and was absolutely floored by its narrative complexity and emotional resonance. After returning, Vertudes — recovered from her breakdown as well as her illusions — rejects her sons and grows physically violent with Yunior for the first time.

Short Story Month: Short Story #9: Junot Diaz’s “Aurora” – Chicago Bookworm

Aurora is anything but a fairy-tale, which gives a modern and original appeal. Yenesis Alvarez marked it as to-read Dec 03, Lists with This Book. Marisca Pichette rated it liked it Oct 13, To treat their girlfriends, tough neighborhood teens deal in drugs, and the narrator reveals the multiplicity of dangers. Tbh I didn’t read uarora Spanish version, I read the English one.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Minori marked it as to-read Jan 18, Diaz gives not a glorified love story, but a sad account of what often happens in everyday life.

Aman Sharma marked it as to-read Jun 26,