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Book 125: "This Is How You Lose Her" by Junot Diaz

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Title: This Is How You Lose Her
Author: Junot Diaz
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Read in: Trade Paperback
Genre: Fiction

This is the first book in a while that gripped me from the beginning and that I really enjoyed reading. It could be that it spoke to recent events in my life, but I think that it's mostly because it is very well written. I have to be honest that I'm usually partial to the style and voice that emerges from latin authors. The way they express themselves is often so compelling and human; generally it gives the air of someone telling you a story, rather than you reading one.

This Is How You Lose Her is written in first person narrative. It tells, in short segments, pieces of characters' lives; each segment showing some aspect of how relationships begin to fall apart. A strong theme throughout is infidelity, especially in the Dominican culture. I have to be honest that I know absolutely nothing about Dominican culture either in the Dominican Republic or for the …