Drown - Chapter 6 “Boyfriend” Summary & Analysis

Junot Díaz
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Summary

“Boyfriend” is the briefest story in this collection. While stoned one night Yunior wanders into the hallway of his apartment complex and overhears an argument between a couple whom he refers to as Boyfriend and Girlfriend. He stays in the hallway, listening to the duration of the fight. Boyfriend claims that he needs more space, but Yunior knows him and has seen him at bars hitting on other women. Throughout the week Boyfriend continues to go to Girlfriend’s apartment but never stays long. They have sex in the bathroom, where Yunior can hear them, and Girlfriend relays her day even though Boyfriend isn’t interested.

One day Yunior gets the courage to ask Girlfriend out, and she says yes. They go to a café, then back to his apartment where he plays some music for her. Nothing physical happens between them and they never...

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