The whole reason I started writing this book is because of this image I have of this fourteen-year-old girl, a poor, black, Dominican girl, half-Haitian—one of the Island’s damnés—saving the world. It’s a book is about this girl’s search for—yes—love in a world that has made it its solemn duty to guarantee that poor raced “conventionally unattractive” girls like her are never loved.

apparently the novel junot diaz is working on is going to be the best book ever written, again (via isabelthespy)

Sounds great. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is pretty high on my ‘I’m ashamed I haven’t read it yet’-list. Maybe I’ll read it as a double-header once the new one comes out.

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