It was originally released as a limited edition of 1000 copies, but has since been given wide release.
The two EPs that it replaced were officially retired (after print runs of 20 respectively). But after about four minutes, some quiet guitars layer through the static. Static resumes and then another wave of music bursts through and then, around 11 minutes, distant voices can be heard.
But this story differs from some of the other Junot Díaz stories in that although it is about Nilda, there is also a tragedy in Yunior’s family.
It’s quite horrible, and yet it is sort of glossed over–it’s an interesting conceit that Nilda’s story is more important that his family’s (especially given how the story ends). But Yunior still sees Nilda around and watches as she makes some really bad choices and her life goes slowly downhill.
I hereby name the Walkie-Talkie, a tower block in the City of London that is hideous, out of scale, wrong, a stupid shape, bigger at the top.
It has a ridiculous white border around its unattractive outline.
What I love about Cameron Sinclair is that, when he was 16 and read an article about the 10 worst buildings in Bath, he decided to "track down every architect mentioned and ask why their project was deemed a failure".