— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) April 9, 2018
Junot Díaz confronts the legacy of childhood trauma: “I never told anyone what happened, but today I’m telling you. And anyone else who cares to listen.” https://t.co/MbJ9mbrPPX pic.twitter.com/7UPPvt42Ou
- It happened at the age of eight, and it was someone he trusted.
- He didn't tell his family, and said he suffered from depression and rage leading to a suicide
- He kept this a secret in college too, but leaving his hometown felt like an escape.
- Impacted on his relationships as he grew up, eventually leading him to therapy
- Would embed themes of sexual abuse in his fiction.