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

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Published:
New York : [Westminster, MD] : Penguin Random House ;, [2008].
Format:
CD audio book
Physical Desc:
8 audio discs (9 hr., 53 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Status:
Edmondson Pike - Adult Audiobook
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Inglewood - Adult Audiobook
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Description
Read by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony Award(R)-winning creator and star of the musical Hamilton, and Tony Award(R)-winning actress, Karen Olivo. This brilliant narration adds another layer of lyricism and depth to this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic novel.

Things have never been easy for Oscar, 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 Fuku: 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.

Diaz 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 Diaz as one of the best and most exciting voices of our time.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780525493990, 0525493999
UPC:
9780525493990
Reading Level:
UG
Level 6.8, 16 Points
Lexile measure:
1010

Notes

General Note
Unabridged.
General Note
Compact discs.
Participants/Performers
Read by Lin-Manuel Miranda & Karen Olivo.
Description
Things have never been easy for Oscar, 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 Fuké--the curse that has haunted the 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.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Díaz, J., Miranda, L., & Olivo, K. (2008). The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao. New York : [Westminster, MD]: Penguin Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Díaz, Junot, 1968-, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen, Olivo. 2008. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. New York : [Westminster, MD]: Penguin Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Díaz, Junot, 1968-, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen, Olivo, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. New York : [Westminster, MD]: Penguin Random House, 2008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Díaz, Junot, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Karen Olivo. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. New York : [Westminster, MD]: Penguin Random House, 2008.

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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