After leaving Yunior and his mother, Yunior’s father now lives in Florida with one of his many girlfriends. He is a complex source of resentment for Yunior, who spent much of his childhood terrified of his father’s physical abuse, but also convinced that this behavior was normal and shared by all Dominican fathers. Although Yunior’s father was his only male role model growing up other than Beto, Yunior resented his father’s temper, infidelity, and unreliability, and it seems that the two of them have a strained relationship now that his father is gone. Yunior’s father often calls Yunior’s mother and tells her that he will leave his girlfriend if she moves to Florida to be with him, but Yunior knows this is an empty promise and urges his mother not to take the calls.
Yunior’s Father Quotes in Drown
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Yunior’s Father Character Timeline in Drown
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...that he was shoplifting, even though he brought home large quantities of new clothes. Yunior’s father, however, saw exactly how his son was spending his time and cautioned him that he... (full context)