Ysrael has ratings and 1 review. Faisal said: After reading the first short story in Junot Diaz’s collection “Drown’, I went on to the internet to br. Drown by Junot Diaz Handout discussion leaders: Pat Murphy and Iris Foley About Diaz -born in the Dominican Republic in -had a. The Drown Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and Ysrael is the first short story in Drown and takes place in the Dominican Republic.

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Rafa does not witness this, but he signals the bus for a stop, as the bus is close to where Ysrael lives.

His work is unflinching and strong, and his stories crackle with an electric sense of discovery as he evokes a world in which fathers are gone, mothers fight with grim determination for their families and themselves, and the next generation inherits the casual cruelty, devastating ambivalence, and knowing humor of lives circumscribed by poverty and uncertainty.

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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Earsy rated it it was amazing Jul 31, Get to Know Us. The story is basically about two brothers, Rafa and Yunior who become fascinated by a boy named Ysrael. This study guide contains the following sections: He is notorious for his grotesque appearance throughout the area and hides his face with a mask.


There are few people living nearby, and there is no electricity. Caroline rated it it was amazing Jan 17, The stories are set in the context of s America, and are narrated by an adult who is looking back at his childhood.

Would the world end if Ysrael walked out with his bare face for everyone to see? View the Study Pack.

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Hannah Terry rated it really down it Oct 07, Alaha rated it it was amazing Feb 11, Diaz transfigures disorder and disorientation with a rigorous sense of form. Lists with This Book. He whips story after story into shape by setting up parallel scenes. With 10 stories that move from the barrios of the Dominican Republic to the struggling urban communities of New Jersey, Diaz makes a remarkable debut.

Ysrael Summary & Study Guide

In other stories, the nameless tellers may or may not be Yunior, but they’re all young Latino men with the same well-defended sensitivity, uneasy relations with women and obsessive watchfulness.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. This story details the narrator’s time as a pool table delivery man with his partner Wayne, as well as the end of a romantic relationship between the narrator and his girlfriend. So the mask is a failure.


September 7, Language: Yunior shows more sympathy drpwn Ysrael than Rafa. However Rafa issues a warning to him. Why does the narrator avoid Beto? Learn more about Amazon Prime. The New York Times. And there is more to it actually. Rafa and Yunior go on a trip to meet Ysrael and possibly see his face. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Children often attack and insult him, both frightened and scornful of him. The consequences of Ysrael hiding who he really is versus the shame and ostracism associated with his identity.

Then who becomes the father figure for ystael older brother? The reviews talk about issues of identity in the context of the immigrant experience and all that jazz.