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The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz

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The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao
Title
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao
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Junot Diaz
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eng
Summary
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 Fukœ-the curse that has haunted the 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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Title
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao
Creator
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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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Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2007.
  • Hurston/Wright Legacy Award: Fiction, 2008.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2007.
  • Massachusetts Book Awards, Fiction Award, 2008.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2007.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2007
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2008.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner, 2008
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.I259
LC item number
B75 2007
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1010
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
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Junot Diaz
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Extent
339 p.
Isbn
9781594489587
Lccn
2007017251
Note
cat13rev.,cat64
System control number
  • ocn123539681
  • (OCoLC)123539681

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