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The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao

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Winner of: The Pulitzer Prize The National Book Critics Circle Award The Anisfield-Wolf Book Award The Jon Sargent, Sr. First Novel Prize A Time Magazine #1 Fiction Book of the Year

One of the best books of 2007 according to: The New York Times , San Francisco Chronicle, New York Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, People, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, Salon, Baltimore City Paper, The Christian Science Monitor, Booklist, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, New York Public Library, and many more... Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fukú -- the curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim. Díaz immerses us in the tumultuous life of Oscar and the history of the family at large, rendering with genuine warmth and dazzling energy, humor, and insight the Dominican-American experience, and, ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss. A true literary triumph, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao confirms Junot Díaz as one of the best and most exciting voices of our time.
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subject_facet Charms -- Fiction, Dominican Americans -- Fiction, Humorous fiction, Large type books, New Jersey -- Fiction, Overweight men -- Fiction, Romance fiction
title_display The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao
title_full The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao A Novel, The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao / Junot Díaz, The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao [sound recording] / Junot Diaz, The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao [sound recording] / Junot Díaz, The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao [text (large print)] / Junot Díaz
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