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The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao
(Book)

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Published:
New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2007.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
339 pages ; 22 cm
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 6.8 - AR Pts: 16
Lexile measure:
1010L
Status:
Broadneck Library - Adult Fiction
FICTION (D)
Busch Annapolis Library - Adult Fiction
FICTION (D)
Crofton Library - Adult Fiction has 2
FICTION (D)
Description

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 2007 according to: The New York Times , San Francisco Chronicle, New York Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, People, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, Salon, Baltimore City Paper, The Christian Science Monitor, Booklist, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, New York Public Library, and many more... Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read Oscar is 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 Fukú -- 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. Díaz immerses us in the tumultuous life of Oscar and the history of the family at large, rendering with genuine warmth and dazzling energy, humor, and insight the Dominican-American experience, and, ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss. A true literary triumph, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao confirms Junot Díaz as one of the best and most exciting voices of our time.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781594489587, 1594489580
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.8, 16 Points
Lexile measure:
1010

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Description
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 Fukú - 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.
Awards
Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, 2008
Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2008
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Díaz, J. (2007). The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao. New York: Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Díaz, Junot, 1968-. 2007. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. New York: Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Díaz, Junot, 1968-, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. New York: Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc, 2007.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Díaz, Junot. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. New York: Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc, 2007. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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