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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
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The most talked aboutG''and praisedG''first novel of 2007, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd whoG''from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sisterG'' dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fuk+'G''a curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the USA. Encapsulating Dominican-American history, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao<./I> opens our eyes to an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and explores the endless human capacity to persevereG''and risk it allG''in the name of love.
Genre: Literary
Published: Sep 2008
Publisher: Riverhead Books
ISBN13: 9781594483295
ISBN10: 1594483299
Pages: 352