Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction, Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel, Post Colonial Asian Fiction, The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and quality Historical Novels are Among my Interests

Sunday, August 3, 2014

"Alma" by Junot Diaz (December 24, 2007, The New Yorker)

You have a girlfriend named Alma, who has a long tender horse neck and a big Dominican ass that seems to exist in a fourth dimension beyond jeans. An ass that could drag the moon out of orbit. An ass she never liked until she met you. Ain’t a day that passes that you don’t want to press your face against that ass or bite the delicate sliding tendons of her neck. You love how she shivers when you bite, how she fights you with those arms that are so skinny they belong on an after-school special."

Thus begins another tender love story by Junot Diaz.
"Alma", included in Diaz's best selling collection of short stories,  And This is How You Lose Her, is pretty much an x-rated story.  Like most of his, the story is set in the New York City area and the people are Dominacans. This is a good story to read if you need some distraction, it can be read in just a few minutes.  It is told from a very macho point of view but at the end Alma slaps the man down hard.
you can read this story here as long as The New Yorker keeps their archives open:
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