Posted on 1st October 2012

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This is How You Lose Her

Junot Díaz’s second collection of stories, and only his third full-length published book following the success of his debut novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, This is How You Lose Her returns to the territory of the early diaspora tales Drown. With the exception of ‘Otravida, Otravez’ (‘Another Life, Another Time’), these stories…

Posted on 27th April 2011

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Playing Days

‘How are you gonna write the book,’ demands Ben Markovits’ teammate and sometime adversary Bo Hadnot, ‘if you don’t know a thing about basketball?’ Perhaps a pertinent re-phrasing would be: ‘how are you going to read the book?’ Playing Days is a sports novel, but it’s also a study of an individual consciousness and a…