This is how you lose her


Available in Paperback
September 3, 2013

“Exhibits the potent blend of literary eloquence and street cred that earned him a Pulizer Prize … Díaz’s prose is vulgar, brave, and poetic.”
O Magazine

“Ribald, streetwise, and stunningly moving-a testament, like most of his work,
to the yearning, clumsy ways young men come of age.”

“Searing, sometimes hilarious, and always disarming … Readers will remember why everyone wants to write like Díaz, bring him home, or both. Raw and honest, these stories pulsate with raspy ghetto hip-hop and the subtler yet more vital echo of the human heart.”
Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Díaz’s standout fiction remains pinpoint, sinuous, gutsy, and imaginative…Each taut tale of unrequited and betrayed love and family crises is electric with passionate observations and off-the-charts emotional and social intelligence…Fast-paced, unflinching, complexly funny, street-talking tough, perfectly made, and deeply sensitive, Díaz’s gripping stories unveil lives shadowed by prejudice and poverty and bereft of reliable love and trust. These are precarious, unappreciated, precious lives in which intimacy is a lost art, masculinity a parody, and kindness, reason, and hope struggle to survive like seedlings in a war zone.”
Booklist (starred review)

“Díaz’s third book is as stunning as its predecessors. These stories are hard and sad, but in Díaz’s hands they also crackle.”
Library Journal (starred)

“Magnificent…an exuberant rendering of the driving rhythms and juicy Spanglish vocabulary of immigrant speech…sharply observed and morally challenging.”