The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Title

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Authors

Junot Diaz

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Book Chapter

Description

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 Fuku-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.

Publication Date

2007

Publisher

Riverhead Books

City

New York

State

NY

Award

2008 Fiction Winner

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Fiction | History

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