Available in Paperback
September 3, 2013
Díaz turns his remarkable talent to the haunting, impossible power of love – obsessive love, illicit love, fading love, maternal love. 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.
“Exhibits the potent blend of literary eloquence and street cred that earned him a Pulizer Prize … Díaz’s prose is vulgar, brave, and poetic.”
“Searing, sometimes hilarious, and always disarming … Readers will remember why everyone wants to write like Díaz, bring him home, or both.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred)
“Díaz’s standout fiction remains pinpoint, sinuous, gutsy, and imaginative.”
—Booklist (starred review)
On sale October 31, 2013
A must-have collector’s edition of Junot Díaz’s bestseller and National Book Award finalist, a stunningly designed and illustrated slipcase edition of This Is How You Lose Her, which was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award. Jaime Hernandez—deemed “one of the twentieth century’s most significant comic creators” for the “Love and Rockets” series he co-created and other work—has produced full-page, original illustrations for this edition, one for each story, that perfectly capture the love-haunted spirit of the book and the string of gorgeous, smart, gutsy women whom irresistible, irrepressible Yunior loves and loses.
Book Critics Circle Award
Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize
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