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This Is How You Lose Her

Díaz, Junot (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
This Is How You Lose Her


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Presents a collection of stories that explores the heartbreak and radiance of love as it is shaped by passion, betrayal, and the echoes of intimacy.
Authors: Díaz, Junot, 1968-
Title: This is how you lose her
Publisher: New York :, Riverhead Books,, 2012
Characteristics: 213 p. ;,22 cm
Contents: The sun, the moon, the stars
Nilda
Alma
Otravida, Otravez
Flaca
The pura principle
Invierno
Miss Lora
The cheater's guide to love
Summary: Presents a collection of stories that explores the heartbreak and radiance of love as it is shaped by passion, betrayal, and the echoes of intimacy.
ISBN: 1594487367
9781594487361
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Report This Apr 12, 2014
  • uncommonreader rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Certainly these short stories are very well written, but why celebrate infidelity and this aspect of Dominican culture?

Report This Apr 07, 2014
  • Ecordero4 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Awesome read! I was captivated from the first chapter. A little vulgar but it makes the whole story come to life. The Spanish inserts as well make you feel the culture around Yunior. Not a male read at all women to should read it too, gives humorous insight to the sexual mindset of a man

I read Oscar Wao and from there wanted to read the rest of Diaz' works. I will say although the language was vulgar I thought it suited the context it was in. I'm a woman by the way and I didnt find it a book only males would be interested in. To me it never seemed like Yunior celebrated his ways and I thought it was great that all of his actions displayed the the awful consequences that followed. I really liked the book !!

Report This Jan 05, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Junot Diaz's latest returns to the familiar territory of his debut short story collection, "Drown." These are earthy, sometimes vulgar stories of love, sex and all the ways it can go wrong. I agree with one of the commentators, that it's a very male book and you won't find many well-drawn female characters in hear. Then again, the male characters are pretty shallow too. The final story is the strongest. I preferred his novel.

My Shawnee staff pick for June/July 2013.

Report This Nov 27, 2013
  • HujeBohoc rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This collection of interconnected stories gets better and better as you go on. When you finish the last story, you feel like you're parting with someone you have known for a long time.

Report This Sep 12, 2013
  • stevie22 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

When I first started reading the book I thought, "Oh no, what have I picked up". That was likely because he swears a lot in the stories. Once I got over that I really enjoyed his writing style and especially enjoyed his Spanglish interjections going back and forth which added more color and drama to his style. In the end I understood why it was titled, "This is how you loose her" because at the end of each story everyone lost something including his madre, his hermano, his novias as well as himself. Good read on struggle, love and adjustment.

Report This Aug 27, 2013
  • theorbys rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Diaz is indisputably a master of language, but his pyrotechnics seem to me to get in the way of the stories. The stories themselves are interesting to a point, brimming with a certain charm, but also mental and emotional squalor, pyrotechnicly recounted of course. The Dominican Diaspora might still be waiting for its poet, but this is still good reading.

Report This Aug 25, 2013
  • tocch101 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A great mix of stories on love and life and what it means to grow up. Enjoyed the book immensely.

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Junot Diaz on the Importance of Libraries

This selection comes from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's lecture on "Writing and the Influences of Cultural Identities," a presentation celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month sponsored by the City of Cambridge Employee's Committee on Diversity. Filmed on October 26, 2012 in the Cambridge Public Library

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