By Junot Díaz
Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz’s first e-book, Drown, confirmed him as an enormous new author with “the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet” (Newsweek). His first novel, The short Wondrous lifetime of Oscar Wao, was once named no 1 Fiction publication of the yr” by way of Time journal and spent greater than a hundred weeks at the New York Times bestseller checklist, setting up itself – with greater than 1000000 copies in print – as a contemporary vintage. as well as the Pulitzer, Díaz has gained a number of significant awards and prizes, together with the nationwide e-book Critic’s Circle Award, the PEN/Malamud Award, the PEN/O. Henry Prize, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Anisfield-Wolf Award.
Now Díaz turns his extraordinary expertise to the haunting, most unlikely strength of affection – obsessive love, illicit love, fading love, maternal love. On a seashore within the Dominican Republic, a doomed dating flounders. within the warmth of a health center laundry room in New Jersey, a girl does her lover’s washing and thinks approximately his spouse. In Boston, a guy buys his love baby, his simply son, a primary baseball bat and glove. on the center of those tales is the irrepressible, impossible to resist Yunior, a tender hardhead whose eager for love is equaled purely by way of his recklessness--and through the extreme girls he loves and loses: inventive Alma; the getting older omit Lora; Magdalena, who thinks all Dominican males are cheaters; and the affection of his existence, whose heartbreak eventually turns into his personal. In prose that's forever full of life, artistic, delicate, and humorous, the tales within the New York Times-Bestselling This Is the way you Lose Her lay naked the limitless longing and inevitable weak spot of the human center. They remind us that keenness constantly triumphs over event, and that “the half-life of affection is forever.”