Dominican-born author and M.I.T. professor Junot Díaz released his third book, This Is How You Lose Her, on Sept. 11. The follow up to the successful and critically praised modern classic The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Díaz’s latest looks just as promising. On Tuesday, Sept. 25, Díaz will be at BookPeople in Austin to read from his latest and sign copies of the book for attendees. The event will begin at 7 p.m.
This Is How You Lose Her synopsis:
On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders. In the heat of a hospital laundry room in New Jersey, a woman does her lover’s washing and thinks about his wife. In Boston, a man buys his love child, his only son, a first baseball bat and glove. At the heart of these stories is the irrepressible, irresistible Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing for love is equaled only by his recklessness—and by the extraordinary women he loves and loses: artistic Alma; the aging Miss Lora; Magdalena, who thinks all Dominican men are cheaters; and the love of his life, whose heartbreak ultimately becomes his own.
BookPeople is located at 603 N. Lamar Blvd. The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Wristbands are required for the signing portion are available only with the purchase of a copy of This is How You Lose Her from BookPeople. BookPeople will begin distributing wristbands at 9 a.m. on Sept. 25.