Novel: "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao", 2007.
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I think there's something really painful about your identity being entirely composed of ghosts. For me, I didn't want to be this kid whose Dominicanness was something caught utterly in the past, is an abstraction, the thing that I write about. Instead I wanted it to be, first and foremost, a thing that I lived.
Short story, Otra Vida, Ortra Vez, appeared in The New Yorker Magazine's "The Future of American Fiction" issue (June 21 & 28, 1999).