Alma Quotes

Junot Díaz
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You, Yunior, 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.
-- Yunior (N/A)

Importance: This is the first sentence of the story, and it serves to establish both Yunior's narrative voice and the inherently shallow basis of Yunior's attraction to Alma. It is apparent throughout the novel that Alma's body is the most important thing to Yunior in his relationship with Alma, and this first sentence reinforces that idea.

Alma is a Mason Gross Student, one of those Sonic Youth, comic-book-reading alternatinas without whom you might never have lost your virginity.
-- Yunior (N/A)

Importance: This sentence helps to develop Alma's background, and it also illustrates Yunior's rather dismissive attitude toward Alma's actual personality. Alma is highly focused on her artistic interests and on her often alternative viewpoints, and Yunior presents these aspects of her as nothing more than...

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