Junot Diaz

Junot Diaz: This is why men cheat

Junot Diaz: This is why men cheat

Junot — and Yunior — are back.

Junot Diaz is the MacArthur Fellowship-winning writer whose work reflects his Dominican roots and his Jersey youth, and who has dazzled critics and audiences with a virtuosic narrative voice that weaves tales of young men similar to the ones he grew up with.

Yunior is one of Diaz's most indelible characters — brilliant, posturing, alienated, self-destructive and, for better or worse, unable to fully inhabit his own mask.

Readers previously met Yunior in the 2006 short-story collection "Drown" and in the novel "The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize.

But Diaz wasn't done with...