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Released: 2008-09-02

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz


Oscar is a sweet however disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who—from the brand new Jersey house he stocks along with his vintage global mother and rebellious sister—desires of turning into the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, so much of all, discovering love. but Oscar might never get what he desires. Blame the fukú—a curse that has haunted Oscar’s circle of relatives for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the us. Encapsulating Dominican-American history, The temporary Wondrous lifetime of Oscar Wao opens our eyes to an spectacular vision of the up to date American enjoy and explores the never-ending human capacity to persevere—and chance it all—within the title of love.

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author: Junot Diazpublisher: Riverhead tradeBinding: PaperbackLanguage: EnglishPages: threethree9

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