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Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Diaz

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

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Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Book Awards

  • Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2008.
  • Winner of John Sargent Snr First Novel Prize 2007.
  • Shortlisted for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2009.
  • Shortlisted for National Book Critics Circle Awards: Fiction 2008.

Book Description

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571179558
ISBN-10: 057117955X
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 154mm x 26mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 21-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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A ghetto nerd living with his Dominican family in New Jersey, Oscar's sweet but disastrously overweight. He dreams of becoming the next J R R Tolkien and he keeps falling hopelessly in love.

Drown by Junot Diaz Drown, Paperback (November 2008)

Contains stories that move from the barrios of the Dominican Republic to the struggling urban communities of New Jersey.

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Author Biography - 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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