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This Is How You Lose Her

by Junot Diaz

This Is How You Lose Her
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  • First Published:
    Sep 2012, 224 pages
    Paperback:
    Sep 2013, 240 pages

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Poornima Apte

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A collection of short stories on the complexities of the human heart, from Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz

Junot Díaz is the real deal. His debut collection of short stories, Drown (1996), introduced Yunior - a whip-smart, street-savvy DR (Dominican Republic) original - to American literature, and since then Díaz has never looked back. His debut novel The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007), won Díaz the Pulitzer Prize, and now the incredibly talented author is back with another collection of stories, This is How You Lose Her.

As the title implies, the unifying themes underlying these stories are of heartbreak and broken relationships. Yunior is back as the central character and, while older, he doesn't seem to be any wiser. The spirited and virile young man certainly doesn't win any brownie points for himself. He sleeps around, is unfaithful to his girlfriends, and flits around from one messed up relationship to the next. His role models - his friend Elvis, and brother...

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For a visual tour of the events and places from This Is How You Lose Her, check out my Pinterest board at: www.pinterest.com/booksnfreshair/this-is-how-you-lose-her-by-junot-Diaz.

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