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This Is How You Lose Her

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This Is How You Lose Her

By Junot Diaz

Riverhead Books, Paperback, 9781594631771, 217pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2013

Description

Finalist for the 2012 National Book Award

ATimeandPeopleTop 10 Book of 2012
Finalist for the 2012 Story Prize
Chosen as a notable or best book of the year byThe New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The LA Times, Newsday, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, the iTunes bookstore, andmany more...

"Electrifying." The New York Times Book Review
Exhibits the potent blend of literary eloquence and street cred that earned him a Pulitzer Prize Diaz's prose is vulgar, brave, and poetic. O Magazine

From the award-winning author, a stunning collection that celebrates the haunting, impossible power of love.
On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders. In a New Jersey laundry room, a woman does her lover's washing and thinks about his wife. In Boston, a man buys his love child, his only son, a first baseball bat and glove. At the heart of these stories is the irrepressible, irresistible Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing for love is equaled only by his recklessness--and by the extraordinary women he loves and loses.
In prose that is endlessly energetic, inventive, tender, and funny, these stories lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weakness of the human heart. They remind us that passion always triumphs over experience, and that the half-life of love is forever.



About the Author
Junot Diaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Genius Fellowship, PEN/Malamud Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, and PEN/O. Henry Award.A graduate of Rutgers College, Diaz is currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology."


NPR
Thursday, May 12, 2016

An encore presentation of an all-encompassing conversation with award-winning author Junot Diaz. Diaz also picks an exciting assortment of bachata and urban merengue to play on the show. More at NPR.org

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