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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Hardcover
Edition: First Edition

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Book Awards and Recognition

Award 2007 - National Book Critics Circle Award: Fiction
Award 2008 - Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards
Award 2008 - Hurston-Wright Legacy Award: Fiction
Award 2008 - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

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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 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.

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.