This Is How You Lose HerBook - 2012
On a beach in Santo Domingo, 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 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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multcolib Dec 16, 2014
Diaz’s new set of stories goes further than the title implies, even though ‘loss’ is the theme that ties the tales together. The Dominican immigrant characters share similar fates at the end of each story: they lose their sense of who they are and their identity.
Multcolib_Research Sep 12, 2013
A collection of stories that explores the heartbreak and radiance of love, laying bare the infinite longing and inevitable weaknesses of our all-too-human hearts.
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