The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Winner of both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the most talked about--and praised--smash hit of 2007 follows the adventures of a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd plagued by a family curse.
- Published: 02 September 2008
- Format: Paperback 352 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781594483295 ISBN 10: 1594483299
- Sales rank: 25,315
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Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who--from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister--dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fuku--a curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the USA. Encapsulating Dominican-American history, "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" opens our eyes to an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and explores the endless human capacity to persevere--and risk it all--in the name of love. Listen to Junot Diaz's interview on iTunes "Meet the Author" here. Download iTunes here.