Así es como la pierdes es un libro sobre mujeres que quitan el sentido y sobre el amor y el ardor. Y sobre la traición porque a veces traicionamos lo que más. This Is How You Lose Her has ratings and reviews. said: This is a collection of short stories about Yunior. Yunior is a. This Is How You Lose Her is the second collection of short stories by Junot Díaz. It is the third of Díaz’s books to feature his recurring protagonist Yunior.

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As if this were a card game, and you sneaked a look at my hand. On the other hand, you have to write what you know. Y sobre la traicion porque a veces traicionamos lo que mas queremos, y tambien es un libro sobre el suplicio pierdew pasamos despues -los ruegos, las lagrimas, la sensacion de estar atravesado un campo de minas- para intentar recuperar lo que perdimos. Is it about rebellion? If you ignore the whole nations, anguish, tossing part of the bible quote and focus on the selfish, defeatist, lovelorn Yunior and his tales of woe that is This is How You Lose Heryou know that he definitely spat.

This slim volume of nine short stories, about the battlefield of love.

Así es como la pierdes

A key sentence from this story is the source of the collection’s title. Sep 23, Jennifer rated it really liked it Nunot to Jennifer by: Junot Diaz Offers a collection of linked narratives about love – passionate love, illicit love, dying love, maternal love – told through the lives of New Jersey Dominicans, as they struggle to find a point where djaz two worlds meet. Another story deals with Yunior, his brother Rafa Rafael and their mother coming to America.


Dec 02, Kemper rated it really liked it Shelves: I felt as if the narrator was sitting with me on the stoop of some NY slum, telling me about this girlfriend. Yet you empathize with him. View all 6 comments. Moving from the barrios of the Dominican Republic to the struggling urban communities of New Jersey, these heartbreaking, completely original stories established Diaz as one of contemporary fiction’s most exhilarating new voices.

A coming-of-age story of unparalleled power, Drown introduced the world to Junot Diaz’s exhilarating talents. Hardcoverpages. Nobody likes children, your mother assured you. Es una lectura graciosa y triste a la vez. Some of the characters lack the self-awareness I’d love to see, but I suppose that drives home the authenticity of the narrative.

Is it the Spanglish and slang? All right, we get it, Junot Diaz. This title presents the lives of Oscar and his family and their attempts to find love and belonging. Tl;dr — Plotless, misogynistic garbage with a dismal worldview. You will find love.

I just don’t get it. Other themes include immigration keeping families apart, patriarchy, racism and colourism. I think most of the time I was lost somewhere in translation. This story is told from the first-person perspective of Yunior and begins: Not until a decade later did he finish his next work, the acclaimed novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Waowhich recounts in ecstatic prose the tragedies that befall a first generation Dominican American fam This Is How You Lose Her is another blast of ingenious storytelling from the talented Junot Diaz.

I loved the protagonist’s character. Each of the stories focuses on individuals confronting tough times and the consequences of their choices, especially in regards to love and relationships.

If someone cheated on you, why on earth would you ever give them a second chance? The one message that the book tried to hand me was completely redundant. Took me a while to figure it out. Instead they are distinguished by their body parts, “the one with the small breasts,” “the one with the wide hips,” “the one with the gigantic ass.


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It traces Yunior taking Magdalena on a vacation to Santo Domingo in an unsuccessful effort to salvage their relationship. Offers a collection of linked narratives about love – passionate love, pierdds love, dying love, maternal love – told through the lives of New Jersey Dominicans, as they struggle to find a point where their two worlds meet. Yet you continue to read these stories of Yunior and comi exploits and his constant yearning for that one true love.

Junot Diaz Winner of: So much regret in these pages, and so much heart. Nothing is wrong for the thing you love to be really hard, and it is okay to suck. A ghetto nerd living with his Dominican l in New Jersey, he’s sweet but disastrously overweight.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Reading this was a struggle! I wanted commo see–what is all the fuss about? You did real good. From New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Diaz comes a debut picture book about the magic of memory and the infinite powe Maybe I missed the message, maybe there was NO message and I just misunderstood, but whatever the reason, I absolutely loathed this book.

The question was always, for someone like me: Nonetheless, I didn’t like it.

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