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The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao

Author: Junot Díaz
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2007.
Series: 2018 Great American Read.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 Fukœ-the curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Book club selection
Bildungsromans
Fiction
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Annotations (Provenance)
Novela
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Junot Díaz
ISBN: 9781594489587 1594489580 9780739494288 0739494287 9781594483295 1594483299 9780525493990 0525493999
OCLC Number: 123539681
Awards: Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, 2008
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2008
Description: 339 pages ; 22 cm
Series Title: 2018 Great American Read.
Responsibility: Junot Díaz.

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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 Fukœ-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.
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