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This is How You Lose Her: Diaz, Junot

This is How You Lose Her

Diaz, Junot

Published by Riverhead Books/Penguin, New York, 2012
ISBN 10: 1594487367 / ISBN 13: 9781594487361
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Title: This is How You Lose Her

Publisher: Riverhead Books/Penguin, New York

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis: Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz?s first book, Drown, established him as a major new writer with ?the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet? ( Newsweek). His first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was named #1 Fiction Book of the Year? by Time magazine and spent more than 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, establishing itself ? with more than a million copies in print ? as a modern classic. In addition to the Pulitzer, Díaz has won a host of major awards and prizes, including the National Book Critic?s Circle Award, the PEN/Malamud Award, the PEN/O. Henry Prize, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Anisfield-Wolf Award.

Now Díaz turns his remarkable talent to the haunting, impossible power of love ? obsessive love, illicit love, fading love, maternal love. On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders. In the heat of a hospital laundry room in New Jersey, 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: artistic Alma; the aging Miss Lora; Magdalena, who thinks all Dominican men are cheaters; and the love of his life, whose heartbreak ultimately becomes his own. In prose that is endlessly energetic, inventive, tender, and funny, the stories in the New York Times-Bestselling This Is How You Lose Her 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.?

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Finalist for the 2012 National Book Award

Time and People Top 10 Book of 2012
Finalist for the 2012 Story Prize
Chosen as a notable or best book of the year by The New York TimesEntertainment WeeklyThe LA TimesNewsday, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, the iTunes bookstore, and many more...
 

"Electrifying." ?The New York Times Book Review 

?Exhibits the potent blend of literary eloquence and street cred that earned him a Pulitzer Prize? Díaz?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.?

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