Santo Domingo

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The majority of the stories in the collection deal with men’s infidelity in romantic relationships. Díaz describes the book as being “a tale about a young man’s struggle to overcome his cultural training and inner habits in order to create lasting relationships… [By the end of the book,] he finally begins to see the women in his life as fully human. He finally gains, after much suffering, a true human imaginary. Something that for the average guy is very difficult to obtain, considering that most of us are socialized to never imagine women as fully human.”

This Is How You Lose Her is the second collection of short stories by Junot Díaz.


  • A searing and irresistible journey.
  • Learn about working-class Latinos.
  • Experience the streetwise and magnetic voices of true Dominicans.


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