Junot Diaz? Do they make you sleepy? Do you feel the need to sit on them? Well, you have good taste. Great short story collection. If you have someone who likes short stories and doesn't mind some adult content this would be an excellent holiday selection.
You know how you feel when you've been on a crying jag? Or when you are so sad that you can't cry - but your throat is all tight? That is how the stories in this book make you feel. The characters are so real, the emotions so raw, that you feel exposed. I caught my breath at the end of each of them but could not wait to read the next one.