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This Is How You Lose Her

This Is How You Lose Her

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, following his 1996 short story collection, Drown and his 2007 novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. The collection is composed of nine interlinked short stories.


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„… sometimes a start is all we ever get.“

—  Junot Díaz, book This Is How You Lose Her

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„The half life of love is forever.“

—  Junot Díaz, book This Is How You Lose Her

Variant: The half-life of love is forever.
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„Clavo saca clavo.
Nothing sacas nothing, you reply. No one will ever be like her.“

—  Junot Díaz, book This Is How You Lose Her

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„You're the only person I've ever met who can stand a bookstore as long as I can.“

—  Junot Díaz, book This Is How You Lose Her

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Junot Díaz photo
Junot Díaz photo
Junot Díaz photo

„Out of nowhere you said, I love you. For whatever it's worth.“

—  Junot Díaz, book This Is How You Lose Her

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Junot Díaz photo
Junot Díaz photo

„A person doesn't mourn forever.“

—  Junot Díaz, book This Is How You Lose Her

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Junot Díaz photo
Junot Díaz photo
Junot Díaz photo

„I'm like everybody else: weak, full of mistakes, but basically good.“

—  Junot Díaz, book This Is How You Lose Her

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Junot Díaz photo

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