This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The cruel nudity of language and descriptions of "This is how you lose her" is the well known signature style of Junot Diaz.
Dominican people are described from insiders in unadorned fashion and unforgettable details.
The struggle of moving from a warm country to a cold city will make you shiver while you rush through the pages and fall in love with far from perfect 'negros'.
Their love and loss remind us we are not alone in this struggle through life, comfort us with the clarity that someone has it worse than us, inspire us to believe in second chances.
Beginner writers will particularly appreciate the Lead character being an inspiring writer himself.