The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

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Thorndike Press, 2008 - Fiction - 465 pages
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Living with an old-world mother and rebellious sister, an urban New Jersey misfit dreams of becoming the next J.R.R. Tolkien and believes that a long-standing family curse is thwarting his efforts to find love and happiness.

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

From the very first pages of The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (which I will from now on refer to as "Wondrous" because the title is too long), you are sucked in. The narrator goes on and on ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Junot Díaz was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and was raised in New Jersey. His fiction has appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, African Voices, and Best American Short Stories. He wrote the story collection Drown and the novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. He is a professor of creative writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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