What is the theme of The Cheater’s Guide to Love?
A recurring motif in this story, as well as in many stories involving Yunior, is Yunior’s struggle to maintain consistent relationships of love and intimacy in the face of his own destructive urges and impulses; thus, the narrative and thematic thrust of this story is the emotional fallout of the destructive collision
Why did Junot Diaz write Cheater’s Guide to Love?
I wanted to capture those heartbreaks that never seem to leave usthat stay in us like radiationthose heartbreaks where getting over it becomes an epic battle with ourselves. This is why I took the six-year approach.