This Is How You Lose Her - Chapter 3: "Alma" Summary & Analysis

Junot Díaz
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Summary

Titled: "Alma"

"Alma" is the shortest story in the book and revolves around Yunior who is dating a woman named Alma. He and Alma have a great physical relationship, but they’re the opposites in just about every other way. Yunior brags to all his friends about how good Alma is in bed. He ends up cheating on Alma. She discovers it when she reads his journal. She dumps him and demeans him for what he did. Yunior tries to argue that it wasn’t his journal and it was something he was writing for a novel, but she doesn’t believe him.

Analysis

One of the main purposes of this chapter titled "Alma" is to set up one of the themes of the book, which is Lying. Yunior lies twice to Alma. His first lie is his infidelity. The second lie comes...

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