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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Junot Diaz

Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – the winner of the Pulitzer Prize 2008 – is an astounding debut novel from one of today’s most original and electrifying literary voices.

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571239733
Date Published
05.02.2009
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Summary

A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 100 NOVEL OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

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. With dazzling energy and insight Díaz 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.

‘The Best Novel of the 21st Century to Date’ – BBC Culture.

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Junot Díaz is the author of Drown and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 2008. He is the recipient of a PEN/Malamud Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Born in Santo Domingo, Díaz is a professor at MIT.

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