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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

  • 3.50 ·
  • 30 Ratings
  • 67 Want to read
  • 1 Currently reading
  • 36 Have read

Things 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 Díaz 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 Junot Díaz as one of the most exciting writers of our time.

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English
Pages
352

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Cover of: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
2008, Faber and Faber
Cover of: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
2008, Faber and Faber Ltd
E-book in English
Cover of: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
2008, Penguin Group USA, Inc.
E-book in English
Cover of: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
September 6, 2007, Riverhead Hardcover
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
September 6, 2007, Penguin Audio
in English
Cover of: La breve y maravillosa vida de Oscar Wao
La breve y maravillosa vida de Oscar Wao
Publish date unknown, Random House Spanish
in Spanish

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Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
352
Dimensions
8.2 x 6 x 1.3 inches
Weight
1 pounds

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OL9464057M
Internet Archive
briefwondrouslif00dazj
ISBN 10
1594489580
ISBN 13
9781594489587
Library Thing
3165787
Goodreads
297673

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