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- DescriptionThings have never been easy for Oscar. A ghetto nerd living with his Dominican family in New Jersey, he's sweet but disastrously overweight. He dreams of becoming the next J. R. R. Tolkien and he keeps falling hopelessly in love. Poor Oscar may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fuku - the curse that has haunted his family for generations. With dazzling energy and insight Diaz 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. Rendered with uncommon warmth and humour, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a literary triumph, that confirms Jut Diaz as one of the most exciting writers of our time.
- Author BiographyJunot Diaz was born in the Dominican Republic and received his Master of Fine Arts Degree from Cornell University. Drown, his collection of short stories, was described as 'a dazzlingly talented first book' by the Independent on Sunday. He teaches Creative Writing at MIT (Massachussetts Institute of Technology).
- PrizesWinner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2008 and John Sargent Snr First Novel Prize 2007. Shortlisted for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2009 and National Book Critics Circle Awards: Fiction 2008.
- Author(s)Junot Diaz
- PublisherFaber & Faber
- Date of Publication21/02/2008
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFaber & Faber
- Out-of-print date16/11/2012
- Weight470 g
- Width154 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine26 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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