If you've read the other books by Junot Diaz - "Drown" and "Oscar Wao," you know what to expect: Diaz can really, really write.
This book is a interconnected collection of short stories, all but one about Yunior, the Dominican kid of his previous books, "Drown" and "Oscar Wao".
Through the stories we meet Yunior's family, his pain of losing his brother to cancer, his hopes and dreams even as he hopelessly screws them all up because Yunior can always find another way to lose his woman.
If you haven't read the other books, and you don't know Yunior, in the firts story "The Sun, The Moon, The Stars," he introduces himself : "I'm not a bad guy. I know how that sounds - defensive, unscrupulous - but it's true. I'm like everyone else - weak, full of mistakes, but basically good."
Yes, maybe Yunior is like everyone else, but Diaz certainly is not like everyone else: JUNOT DIAZ IS A WRITER.