The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao
(CD audio book)

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Published:
Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, p2007.
Format:
CD audio book
Edition:
Library ed.
Physical Desc:
13 sound discs (ca. 74 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Status:
East - Adult Audiobook
CD AUDIO Fiction Diaz
Description
Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd, a New Jersey romantic who 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 fuku the ancient curse that has haunted Oscar s family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still dreaming of his first kiss, is only its most recent victim until the fateful summer that he decides to be its last. With dazzling energy and insight, Junot Diaz immerses us in the uproarious lives of our hero Oscar, his runaway sister Lola, and their ferocious beauty-queen mother Belicia, and in the family s epic journey from Santo Domingo to Washington Heights to New Jersey s Bergenline and back again. Rendered with uncommon warmth and humor, THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO presents an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and the endless human capacity to persevere and to risk it all in the name of love. A true literary triumph, this novel confirms Junot Diaz as one of the best and most exciting writers of our time. "
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781415941942 :, 1415941947 :
Reading Level:
UG
Level 6.8, 16 Points
Lexile measure:
1010

Notes

General Note
Unabridged.
General Note
Compact discs.
Participants/Performers
Read by Jonathan Davis.
Description
Oscar is an overweight Dominican from the ghetto in New Jersey. He dreams of becoming a writer and finding love, but Fukœ, the curse has haunted his family for generations.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Díaz, J., & Davis, J. (. (2007). The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao. Library ed. Westminster, Md.: Books on Tape.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Díaz, Junot, 1968- and Jonathan (Narrator). Davis. 2007. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Westminster, Md.: Books on Tape.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Díaz, Junot, 1968- and Jonathan (Narrator). Davis, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Westminster, Md.: Books on Tape, 2007.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Díaz, Junot, and Jonathan (Narrator) Davis. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Library ed. Westminster, Md.: Books on Tape, 2007.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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