The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Recommended by Paul, City Lights Books

The most talked about—and praised—first novel of 2007, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

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 fukú—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.

Title The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author Junot Díaz
Publisher Riverhead Books
Title First Published 02 September 2008
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 352 p.
ISBN-10 1594483299
ISBN-13 9781594483295
Publication Date 02 September 2008
Main content page count 352
Weight 16 oz.

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