Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Friday, May 23, 2014
This Is How You Lose Her, by Junot Diaz
Like Drown, this book's center is Yunior, and his never precisely happy relationships with his brother, Rafa, mother, stranger-father, and the host of women whom he loses. Funny, sad, high-energy and using a mash-up of languages and vernaculars to portray Yunior's strangeness in the strange lands of New York, Boston, academia, and women. Lots of Yunior's experiences mirror Diaz's own.