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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
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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 fukú–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.With dazzling energy and insight, Junot Díaz 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. Rendered with uncommon warmth and humor, THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO presents an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and the endless human capacity to persevere–and to risk it all–in the name of love. A true literary triumph, this novel confirms Junot Díaz as one of the best and most exciting writers of our time.
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Street Date:
09/11/2007
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781415941959
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.8, 16 Points
Lexile measure:
1010
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APA Citation (style guide)

Junot Díaz. (2007). The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Unabridged Books on Tape.

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Junot Díaz. 2007. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Books on Tape.

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Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Books on Tape, 2007.

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Junot Díaz. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Unabridged Books on Tape, 2007.

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