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The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao
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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:
Brooklyn Park Library - Adult Fiction
FICTION (D)
Maryland City at Russett Library - Adult Fiction
FICTION (D)
Odenton Library - Adult Fiction
FICTION (D)
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.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781594489587, 1594489580
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.8, 16 Points
Lexile measure:
1010

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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.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. 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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