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2012 National Book Awards Fiction finalist
Yunior grew up tough in a poor neighborhood. He’s Latino with African roots, an immigrant and a super nerdy kid who went on to teach at a university. He’s gruff and masculine, but he’s also an artist — as well as the creation of one.
Yunior is the protagonist of Junot Diaz’s first book of short stories, Drown, and the narrator of his prize-winning novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Now, both Yunior and Diaz are back with a new set of short stories called This Is How You Lose Her. It tracks Yunior’s struggles with fidelity, beginning with him cheating on his girlfriend and ending with him cheating on his fiancee with 50 different women.