Release Date: September 11, 2012
Source: Library Borrow
Genre: Literary Fiction, Short Stories
Review Date: Recorded October, 2014
Rating: 2 bookmarks
Synopsis: On a beach in the Dominican Republic, 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.”
Check out my video review of This Is How You Lose Her. This was a book club read so it motivated me to finish the book. I'm not sure how long it would have taken me to get through it had I not had a scheduled meeting to discuss it! I had issues with the book, but I was still glad that I read it. It was an experience, let's just say that.
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