Drown - Chapter 1 “Ysrael” Summary & Analysis

Junot Díaz
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Summary

When Yunior is 8 years old, his mother sends him and his older brother, Rafa to live with their uncle for the summer. During this time they are allowed to do as they please. One afternoon Rafa wants to travel to Ochoa to see his (friend? cousin? nephew? since the writer doesn’t list Ysrael in the “characters” section, I could not double check this. I couldn’t find on Google, either.) Ysrael, nicknamed “No Face.” The rumor is that Ysrael, who wears a mask, was attacked by a hungry pig as a baby and one side of his face is missing. Rafa’s plan is to somehow get Ysrael to take his mask off.

The boys take a bus to Ochoa tricking the driver into thinking they had paid for the fare. They find Ysrael and he tells the boys how he is going to...

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