Sunday, June 20, 2010

Junot Díaz's "The Pura Principle" (short story, non-genre, free): Mother's pain from a sick irresponsible grown son

Illustration by Jaime Hernandez accompanying the appearance in The New Yorker of short story The Pura Principle by Junot DíazIt actually started off bad - too much swearing & liberal use of words from a language I don't recognize, but than it picked up.

A totally irresponsible & mean man is suffering from a serious case of cancer. Lives with his mother & younger brother. Narrated by brother. What I saw here was mother's suffering - I know of similar real cases (without cancer).

Fact sheet.

First published: The New Yorker, 22 March 2010.
Download full text from publisher's site.
Rating: B.