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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Díaz (Used)

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Díaz (Used)

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Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who—from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister—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 fukú—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 opens our eyes to an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and explores the endless human capacity to persevere—and risk it all—in the name of love.

This is a used copy in acceptable condition with some wear throughout, including creasing at the corners and spine, plus two small tears to the cover near the spine.

By Junot Díaz. Paperback. 335 pages. Published by Riverhead Trade, 2008.