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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao By Junot Diaz

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

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Things have never been easy for Oscar. A ghetto nerd living with his Dominican family in New Jersey, he's sweet but disastrously overweight. He dreams of becoming the next JRR Tolkien and he keeps falling hopelessly in love. Poor Oscar may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fuku - the curse that has haunted his family for generations.
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Things have never been easy for Oscar. A ghetto nerd living with his Dominican family in New Jersey, he's sweet but disastrously overweight. He dreams of becoming the next J. R. R. Tolkien and he keeps falling hopelessly in love. Poor Oscar may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fuku - the curse that has haunted his family for generations. With dazzling energy and insight Diaz immerses us in the tumultuous lives of Oscar; his runaway sister Lola; their beautiful mother Belicia; and in the family's uproarious journey from the Dominican Republic to the US and back. Rendered with uncommon warmth and humour, "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" is a literary triumph, that confirms Junot Diaz as one of the most exciting writers of our time.

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About Junot Diaz


Junot Diaz was born in the Dominican Republic and received his Master of Fine Arts Degree from Cornell University. Drown, his collection of short stories, was described as 'a dazzlingly talented first book' by the Independent on Sunday. He teaches Creative Writing at MIT (Massachussetts Institute of Technology).

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GOR009201495
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Junot Diaz
Used - Like New
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2007-12-01
304
057117955X
9780571179558
Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2008 (Australia) Winner of National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2008 (Australia) Short-listed for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2009 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
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