Junot Diaz is one of those authors who has gained fame (or notoriety) not only for his popular and award-winning fiction but also for his brash persona and expletive-laden interviews. His confidence is well-deserved, as his new collection of short stories, THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER, demonstrates from the first page to the last. Several of the stories will be familiar to readers of The New Yorker and other publications, but others are new, and this is the first time that the several loosely linked stories have appeared in the same volume. The result is a realistic, thoughtful exploration of love (and, as the title suggests, love lost), often as funny as it is sad.
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