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Dream a little dream with Junot Diaz
(Paterson, N.J.) The other day Junot Diaz drove back to his home state. He had promised a college friend who teaches eighth grade here in this tattered, slate-colored, chain-link-fenced town, that he would make an appearance. And so he'd collected his rental car from the valet of his hotel on the East Side of Manhattan, placed an orthopedic pillow against the seat (he has nagging back problems) and, with his iPhone propped on his knee and set to Google Maps, drove slowly toward the George Washington Bridge, then New Jersey.
October 9, 2013