Junot Díaz - This Is How You Lose Her
Released: 06/09/2012 FaberHaving garnered many fans and critical plaudits (including a Pulitzer Prize) from The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao released in 2007, this short story collection from one of the most distinctive authorial voices is eagerly awaited. The running threads through the work are interwoven narratives about love, variously manifested, in the lives of New Jersey Dominicans. For more information visit: http://www.faber.co.uk/work/this-is-how-you-lose-her/9780571294190/ Buy: http://www.foyles.co.uk/item/Fiction-Poetry/This-Is-How-You-Lose-Her,Junot-Diaz-97805… Watch:
The Telegraph“So sharp, so bawdy, so raw with emotion...” Díaz is [...] capable of code switching, flipping between the colloquial and the highbrow, creating a taut lexical calabash made up of Caribbean phrases, black American vernacular and the playful pugilism of urban street banter...
Washington Post“It is comic in its mopiness, charming in its madness...” “Drown,” his 1996 collection of stories, was widely praised for its verve and searing honesty. Readers of that and his “Star Trek grenade” of a novel will find much to love in “This Is How You Lose Her”...
SFGate“Language is employed more loosely, seemingly with less care...” He has carved an enviable niche in American letters. But a figure in a niche can get stuck there. His fans (I am proud to be one) may wish that this supremely talented writer consider taking on something he knows less well...
Time Out New York“A thorough, if fictional, search for the answers...” As in previous collection Drown and the Pulitzer-winning The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Díaz has an uncanny ability to marry the language, customs and mien of those in his homeland with those in his adopted home of the U.S...
Publishers Weekly“Díaz’s searing and always disarming language holds everything together..” Raw and honest, these stories pulsate with raspy ghetto hip-hop and the subtler yet more vital echo of the human heart...
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