The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

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This is the long-awaited first novel from one of the most original and memorable writers working today. 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 s
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This is the long-awaited first novel from one of the most original and memorable writers working today.
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 Fukoe-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.
D'az 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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This is the long-awaited first novel from one of the most original and memorable writers working today.
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 Fukoe-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.
D'az 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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Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publish Date: Sep 2007
ISBN-13: 9781594489587
ISBN-10: 1594489580
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 352
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.75 x 8.5 x 1.0
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Good for a smile or a good belly laugh
7/3/2008

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5.0 stars 7/3/2008 by Knitwit
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This book has strong appeal for every one who has been less than perfect all their life.This novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction strictly on its merits. The nerdy, overweight Dominican-American boy growing up the desire to write fiction and fall in love tries to be a part of the world he sees around him. The description of his thoughts and situations bring smiles that turn into belly laughs as the reader recognizes himself in the same situation.

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Usage:Every day
Worth an Oscar
12/10/2007

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5.0 stars 12/10/2007 by Bibliophile
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An excellently imaginative book

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