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This Is How You Lose Her
JUNOT DÍAZ

This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz
740 reviews (2012) (224p)
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 100 Editors' Picks #19
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2012: Fiction #14
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012 #1
National Book Award Finalist #1
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #10
ALA Notable Books - Fiction #1
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2012: Adult Fiction (25) #26

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Book Description
 Junot Díaz burst into the literary world with Drown, a collection of indelible stories that revealed a major new writer with the "eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet" (Newsweek). His eagerly awaited first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, arrived like a thunderclap, topping best-of-the-year lists and winning a host of major awards, including the Pulitzer Prize. Now Díaz turns his prodigious talent to the haunting, impossible power of love.

The stories in This Is How You Lose Her, by turns hilarious and devastating, raucous and tender, lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weaknesses of our all-too-human hearts. They capture the heat of new passion, the recklessness with which we betray what we most treasure, and the torture we go through - "the begging, the crawling over glass, the crying" - to try to mend what we've broken beyond repair. They recall the echoes that intimacy leaves behind, even where we thought we did not care. They teach us the catechism of affections: that the faithlessness of the fathers is visited upon the children; that what we do unto our exes is inevitably done in turn unto us; and that loving thy neighbor as thyself is a commandment more safely honored on platonic than erotic terms. Most of all, these stories remind us that the habit of passion always triumphs over experience, and that “love, when it hits us for real, has a half-life of forever.”


Other Award Winning Books by Junot Díaz
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
1202 reviews (2007) (352p) (PP) (NBCCA) (LATimes) (TIME) (Amazon)
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Drown by Junot Díaz
95 reviews (1996) (224p) (ALA)
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Junot Díaz Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 5  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 3  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 1 The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao ·  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 1 The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 1 The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 1 The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao ·  
National Book Award Wins 0  
National Book Award Nominations 1 This Is How You Lose Her ·  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 0  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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