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The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao

Díaz, Junot, 1968-

Publication Details Cite/Export

  • Creator Junot Díaz
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York : Riverhead Books, 2007.
  • Physical Details
    • 339 pages ; 22 cm
  • ISBNs 9781594489587, 1594489580, 9780739494288, 0739494287
  • OCLC ocn123539681

Summary

  • "Things have never been easy for Oscar, 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, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the fuku - the ancient curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still dreaming of his first kiss, is only its most recent victim - until the fateful summer that he decides to be its last." "Junot Diaz immerses us in the uproarious lives of our hero Oscar, his runaway sister Lola, and their ferocious beauty-queen mother Belicia, and in the family's epic journey from Santo Domingo to Washington Heights to New Jersey's Bergenline and back again."--BOOK JACKET.

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