November 2012 Indie Next List
“Please believe me when I say that Diaz is one of our greatest living writers, and that This Is How You Lose Her is, in a word, stunning. In this, his second book of short stories, Diaz explores love in many of its manifestations and the ways in which we are prone to sabotaging ourselves. His prose is clear and compelling, his insight acute, and when I reached the last page I wanted to start all over again.”
— Amanda Hurley, Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL
A must-have collector's edition of Junot Diaz's bestseller and National Book Award finalist, brilliantly illustrated by celebrated comic artist Jaime Hernandez
A major "New York Times "bestseller and a finalist for the National Book Award, "This Is How You Lose Her "is Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Diaz's celebration of love in all its facets obsessive love, illicit love, fading love, maternal love. For this gorgeous new edition, Jaime Hernandez deemed one of the twentieth century's most significant comic creators has crafted stunning full-page illustrations, one for each story, that brilliantly capture the love-haunted spirit of the book and of the gutsy women whom irrepressible, irresistible Yunior loves and loses. A true work of art, inside and out, this is a keepsake that fans will treasure and new readers will delight in discovering.
About the Author
Pulitzer Prize winner JUNOT DIAZ's first book, Drown, established him as a major new writer with the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet (Newsweek). His first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was named #1 Fiction Book of the Year by Time magazine and spent more than one hundred weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, establishing itself with more than a million copies in print as a modern classic. In addition to the Pulitzer, Diaz has won a host of major awards and prizes, including the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Malamud Award, the PEN/O. Henry Prize, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Anisfield-Wolf Award.
Jaime Hernandez is a lifelong Los Angelean, where he continues to chronicle Maggie s life in the pages of Love and Rockets: New Stories.