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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

by Junot DГ­az

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Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd, a New Jersey romantic who dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fuku - a curse that has haunted Oscar"s family for generations, following them on their epic journey from the Dominican Republic to the United States and back again.

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ISBN 100143142801
ISBN 109780143142805

The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao () About book: Meet Oscar de Leon, dubbed "Oscar Wao" by bullies who liken him to the foppish Oscar Wilde. Our Oscar is a fat, virginal Dominican-American teenager who carries a Planet of the Apes lunchbox to school, spends hours painting his Dungeons & Dragons miniatures, and who knows "more about the Marvel Universe than Stan Lee.". Wondrous Book!!! The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (TBWLoOW) deserves every star that I can give it and its narrator. This is not a book I would have selected to read on my own. Had it not been a monthly selection of my local book club, I would have missed it and what a loss it would have been.

  Oscar ”Wao” De León, the story’s sweet-souled hero, is a pudgy New Jersey kid with a body out of a Daniel Clowes comic book and a head full of Author: Jennifer Reese. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. By Junot Día z. September 5, Save this story for later. Illustration by Jaime Hernandez comic-book-reading, role-playing, game-loving.

For distinguished fiction published in book form during the year by an American author, preferably dealing with American life, Ten thousand dollars ($10,). The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz (Riverhead Books). Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz’s first book, Drown, established him as a major new writer with “the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet” (Newsweek).His first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was named #1 Fiction Book of the Year” by Time magazine and spent more than weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, establishing itself – with more /5(9).


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Junot Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist; and a debut picture book, Islandborn.4/5(88).

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The book starts by introducing Yunior, the fictional author of Oscar Wao’s biography, and the curse that has shaped the events of Oscar’s life. Yunior describes Oscar’s childhood as a Dominican American boy in Paterson, New Jersey, and the struggles that Oscar faces as he fails to fit in with the Latino community or get a girlfriend.

In “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” Díaz, the author of a book of sexy, diamond-sharp stories called “Drown,” shows impressive high-low dexterity, flashing his geek credentials.

About The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Winner of: The Pulitzer Prize The National Book Critics Circle Award The Anisfield-Wolf Book Award The Jon Sargent, Sr.

First Novel Prize A Time Magazine #1 Fiction Book of the Year One of the best books of according to: The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe, Los Angeles.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Summary Act I. If the book's called The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, then why is the madman Rafael Leónidas Trujillo one of the first characters we meet in it?Don't be alarmed, dear readers; as the Domincan Republic's most feared dictator, Mr. Trujillo hovers over the entire novel.

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The Question and Answer section for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a great resource to Author: Junot Diaz. Sometimes all it takes is a brief encounter on a bus and Oscar's heart runs aflutter.

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Oscar is the launching pad for a rollicking family saga. Free download or read online The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in September 6thand was written by Junot Diaz.

The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Hardcover format. The main characters of this fiction, contemporary story are Oscar de Leon, Lola de Leon/5. Buy a cheap copy of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao book by Junot Díaz.

Amazon Best of the Month, September It's been 11 years since Junot Díaz's critically acclaimed story collection, Drown, landed on bookshelves and from page Free shipping over $Cited by: The great achievemet of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is Díaz’s ability to balance an intimate multigenerational story of familial tragedy The past and present remain equally in focus, equally immediate, and Díaz’s acrobatic prose toggles artfully between realities, keeping us entralled with all.” —The Boston Globe.

Beyond-the-Book Events Conversations that both illuminate Book-It’s production of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and act as catalysts for deeper exploration of the book’s themes. In collaboration with Literature to Life, each performance will feature a short pre- and post-performance discussion.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.

© Junot Díaz (P) Penguin Audio More from the same. So brief and wondrous, this life of Oscar. Wow." —The Washington Post Book World "Terrific High-energy It is a joy to read, and every bit as exhilarating to reread." —Entertainment Weekly "Now that Díaz's second book, a novel called The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, has finally arrived, younger writers will find that the bar/5(K).