THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER
Finalist for the 2012 National Book AwardATimeandPeopleTop 10 Book of 2012Finalist for the 2012 Story PrizeChosen as a notable or best book of the year byThe New York Times,Entertainment Weekly,The LA Times,Newsday, Barnes Noble, Amazon, the iTunes bookstore, andmany more…»Electrifying.»The New York Times Book ReviewExhibits the potent blend of literary eloquence and street cred that earned him a Pulitzer Prize Díaz’s prose is vulgar, brave, and poetic. O MagazineFrom 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.