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    DescriptionThings have never been easy for Oscar. A ghetto nerd living with his Dominican family in New Jersey, he's sweet but disastrously overweight. He dreams of becoming the next J.R.R. Tolkien and he keeps falling hopelessly in love. Poor Oscar may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fuku - the curse that has haunted his family for generations. With dazzling energy and insight Diaz immerses us in the tumultuous lives of Oscar; his runaway sister Lola; their beautiful mother Belicia; and in the family's uproarious journey from the Dominican Republic to the US and back. Rendered with uncommon warmth and humour, "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" is a literary triumph, that confirms Junot Diaz as one of the most exciting writers of our time.


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    Title
    The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Junot Diaz
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 271 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571239733
    ISBN 10: 0571239730
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    DC22: 813.54
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    FABER & FABER
    Publication date
    05 February 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Junot Diaz was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and received his Master of Fine Arts Degree from Cornell University. His collection of short stories, Drown, was described as "a dazzlingly talented first book" by Hermione Lee in the Independent on Sunday. He teaches creative writing at MIT (Massachussetts Institute of Technology).