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The Resource This is how you lose her, Junot Díaz

This is how you lose her, Junot Díaz

Label
This is how you lose her
Title
This is how you lose her
Statement of responsibility
Junot Díaz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is a collection of stories that explores the power of love in all its forms, obsessive love, illicit love, fading love, maternal love as it is shaped by passion, betrayal, and the echoes of intimacy
  • On a beach in Santo Domingo, a doomed relationship flounders. In the heat of a hospital laundry room in New Jersey, 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: artistic Alma; the aging Miss Lora; Magdalena, who thinks all Dominican men are cheaters; and the love of his life, whose heartbreak ultimately becomes his own. 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."
Summary
A collection of stories that explores the heartbreak and radiance of love as it is shaped by passion, betrayal and the echoes of intimacy
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2013
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2012
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2012.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10133544
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Díaz, Junot
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dominican Americans
  • Dominican Americans
Target audience
adult
Label
This is how you lose her, Junot Díaz
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The cheater's guide to love
  • The sun, the moon, the stars
  • Nilda
  • Alma
  • Otravida, Otravez
  • Flaca
  • The pura principle
  • Invierno
  • Miss Lora
Control code
886606
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9781594487361
Lccn
2012024051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594487361
  • (OCoLC)796081934
Label
This is how you lose her, Junot Díaz
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The cheater's guide to love
  • The sun, the moon, the stars
  • Nilda
  • Alma
  • Otravida, Otravez
  • Flaca
  • The pura principle
  • Invierno
  • Miss Lora
Control code
886606
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9781594487361
Lccn
2012024051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594487361
  • (OCoLC)796081934

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