The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Diaz, Junot

9780571239733

ISBN 10: 0571239730 / 0-571-23973-0
ISBN 13: 9780571239733
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

A ghetto nerd living with his Dominican family in New Jersey, Oscar's sweet but disastrously overweight. He dreams of becoming the next

J. R. R. Tolkien and he keeps falling hopelessly in love. 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.


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'Diaz pulls his readers into a family saga suffering, heroism and immigration ... an exhilarating journey.' -- Daily Telegraph

'Diaz writes with terrific energy ... narrative fizz and a rich sense of the exotic ... an entertaining novel.' -- Observer Paperback of the Week

'Full of vitality, hipness and infectious wit ... Diaz's vibrant prose buzzes with energy, making the novel almost impossible to put down.' -- Herald, Paperback of the Week

'Funny and heart-breaking, a fantastic read.' -- Irish Times

'What a narrative voice! ... a swirling, brilliant book.' -- Evening Standard

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Review:
'Full of vitality, hipness and infectious wit ... Diaz's vibrant prose buzzes with energy, making the novel almost impossible to put down.'

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