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This Is How You Lose Her

This Is How You Lose Her

(2012)
A collection of stories by

 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Junot Díaz burst into the literary world with Drown, a collection of indelible stories that revealed a major new writer with the "eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet" (Newsweek). His eagerly awaited first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, arrived like a thunderclap, topping best-of-the-year lists and winning a host of major awards, including the Pulitzer Prize. Now D az turns his prodigious talent to the haunting, impossible power of love.

The stories in This Is How You Lose Her, by turns hilarious and devastating, raucous and tender, lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weaknesses of our all-too-human hearts. They capture the heat of new passion, the recklessness with which we betray what we most treasure, and the torture we go through - "the begging, the crawling over glass, the crying" - to try to mend what we've broken beyond repair. They recall the echoes that intimacy leaves behind, even where we thought we did not care. They teach us the catechism of affections: that the faithlessness of the fathers is visited upon the children; that what we do unto our exes is inevitably done in turn unto us; and that loving thy neighbor as thyself is a commandment more safely honored on platonic than erotic terms. Most of all, these stories remind us that the habit of passion always triumphs over experience, and that "love, when it hits us for real, has a half-life of forever."

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2013 : UK Hardback
Title: This Is How You Lose Her: Deluxe Edition
Author(s): Junot Diaz
ISBN: 0-571-31227-6 / 978-0-571-31227-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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October 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: This Is How You Lose Her Deluxe Edition
Author(s): Junot Diaz
ISBN: 1-59463-285-5 / 978-1-59463-285-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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September 2013 : USA Library Binding
Title: This Is How You Lose Her (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Junot Diaz
ISBN: 0-606-32239-6 / 978-0-606-32239-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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January 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: This Is How You Lose Her (Wheeler Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Junot Diaz
ISBN: 1-4104-5445-2 / 978-1-4104-5445-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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September 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: This Is How You Lose Her
Author(s): Junot Diaz
ISBN: 1-59448-736-7 / 978-1-59448-736-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: This Is How You Lose Her
Author(s): Junot Diaz
ISBN: 0-571-29421-9 / 978-0-571-29421-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: This Is How You Lose Her
Author(s): Junot Diaz
ISBN: 1-59463-177-8 / 978-1-59463-177-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2013 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: This Is How You Lose Her
Author(s): Junot Diaz
ISBN: 1-59463-178-6 / 978-1-59463-178-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: This Is How You Lose Her
Author(s): Junot Diaz
ISBN: 0-571-29422-7 / 978-0-571-29422-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: This Is How You Lose Her - EXP
Author(s): Junot Diaz
ISBN: 1-59448-642-5 / 978-1-59448-642-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
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January 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: This Is How You Lose Her
Author(s): Junot Diaz
ISBN: 0-571-29419-7 / 978-0-571-29419-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

September 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: This Is How You Lose Her
Author(s): Junot Diaz
ISBN: 1-61176-110-7 / 978-1-61176-110-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: This Is How You Lose Her
Author(s): Junot Diaz
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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August 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: This Is How You Lose Her
Author(s): Junot Diaz
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   



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