Junot Diaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and most recently This Is How You Lose Her, appears at The Jean Cocteau for a reading and signing on Monday April 21st, 2014 at 7:00 pm!
A few Facts about his interviewers:Doctor Shanté Paradigm Smalls – A scholar and artist who works at the intersection of popular culture and critical theory. She is a professor at University of New Mexico in American Studies. Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez – An unrepentant border crosser, ex-dj, writer, painter, and academic. He is a professor at the University of New Mexico in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
$5 for patrons purchasing paperbacks and $10 for patrons without purchase of book
Díaz turns his remarkable talent to the haunting, impossible power of love – obsessive love, illicit love,
fading love, maternal love. In prose that is endlessly energetic, inventive, tender, and funny, the stories in
This Is How You Lose Her lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weakness of the human heart.
They remind us that passion always triumphs over experience, and that “the half-life of love is forever.
Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501