There is something very refreshing about this gritty tale. It is a crystal clear image of the life of the dispossessed and the struggles they face, little frames of humanity perfectly drawn with humour, honesty and precision. Junot Diaz has a provides a perfect vision of human strength and weakness, our desire for happy endings and companionship, our sense of adventure and loyalty and the hunt for greener pastures. It is not always pretty reading, but I think it is as close to truth as fiction can come, and for that alone this is a valuable book for anyone to read.
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