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Eleven years later...

Call it a curse or writer's block. But after the acclaim of his first novel, Junot Diaz struggled to write the followup.

By Johnny Diaz
Globe Staff / September 10, 2007

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Junot Diaz is relieved. It has taken him 11 years to produce the follow-up novel to "Drown," his collection of short stories about growing up Dominican-American that was published to critical success in 1996. His new novel, "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," follows the loves and losses (mostly losses) of a Dominican-American family back on the island and ... (Full article: 1203 words)

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