The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Author Junot Díaz
ISBN-10 1594483299
ISBN-13 9781594483295
Year 2008-09-02
Pages 339
Language English
Publisher Riverhead Books
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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 ATimeMagazine 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 Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd whofrom the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sisterdreams of becoming the Dominican J R R Tolkien and most of all finding love But Oscar may never get what he wants Blame the fuka curse that has haunted Oscars 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 persevereand risk it allin the name of love

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