This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz – Chapter 7: “Invierno” summary and analysis. ‘Invierno’ by Junot Diaz. Alex Clark. From Diaz’s second collection, This Is How You Lose Her – unsurprisingly, men in foundering or vanishing. JUNOT DÍAZ riverhead books a member of N ilda. Alma. Otravida, Otravez. Flaca. The Pura Principle. Invierno. Miss Lora. The Cheater’s Guide to Love. 1. 27 .

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‘Invierno’ by Junot Diaz

The author helps paints a picture of what is happening. I like how the author, began with “the top of Westminster” and ended at the same spot. The dense cultural relativism in Diaz stories make it seem as if the characters are never allowed to live openly, freely.

In the beginning of the story Yunior, Junt, and the mother are scared of the father. I have some other things that might work.

Rafa’s temper began to become worse, ” I would tug at his hair, an old game of ours, and he would explode, We fought and fought and fought and after my mother pried us apart, instead of making up like the old days, we sat scowling on opposite sides of our room and planned each other ‘s demise. The author uses explicit language which allows you to feel exactly how the son feels. The mom can only obey to the Dad because he was more culturally adapted.


Papi looked at his watch. While Yunior does this Rafa stays home and obeys his father. The narratives, down to the sentence level, are so densely packed with incident, observation and consequence.

With the absence of the dad throughout the story, his relationship with the mom became cold. The kitchen, with refrigerator and stove, is as large in itself as their old house.

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This is appropriate for two reasons: Throughout the whole story, Yunior’s father is controlling over the family. Leave a reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

Rafa, Yunior and their mother are stuck in the cold apartment isolated from everyone. You should talk to me, she said, but we told her to wait for Papi to get home. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. He has bought books for a large book retailer, for warehouse clubs, for a major book wholesaler, and has led a book club. You have to find a way in which you can be happy, even if that means standing up against someone you respect or care about.

Emotions were brought out when the narrator said that he wants his father to like ujnot to. In the beginning both Yunior and Rafa got in trouble with their father.

They would have functioned as her natural support group. In the last pages of the story “The Cheater’s Guide to Love,” Yunior examines the Doomsday Book, a folder of material his ex-girlfriend leaves behind after their breakup:. Although the title story’s ending falls flat, nearly every story exemplifies the beauty of Diaz’s minimalist and voice-driven writing. All three of them do as the father says so they would not get in trouble.


The dark ferocity of each of these invierrno and the types of love it portrays is reason enough to celebrate this book. The nullity of snow to those who have barely heard of it. Yunior is now middle-aged, middle-class, a self-described sucio struggling to mature into adulthood and not succeeding particularly well. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player.

Invierno by Junot Diaz

TV is considered the ticket to acculturation, to learning the language, and the more you watch of it the better. It is an engrossing, ambitious book for readers who demand of their fiction both emotional precision and linguistic daring. Jesus Bautista August 14, at 1: Explain why or why not.

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When the narrator is forced to be bald by his father, he had no say and was neglected since his father didn’t care. Usually the narrator’s brother would act like a wild animal but onvierno since they moved his brother changed and started to act like a good boy.