New York: Riverhead Books, 1996. SIGNED first edition - His first book, a collection of ten interconnected short stories set in his native Domenican Republic and in the immigrant community in New Jersey. The New Yorker (where some of these stories were originally published) named Diaz as one of the 20 best young American writers - and in 2008, Diaz won the Pulitzer for his second book, 'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.' An important debut. SIGNED on the title page. 208 pp.