The Pulitzer Prize
The National Book Critics Circle Award
The Anisfield-Wolf Book Award
The Jon Sargent, Sr. First Novel Prize
A Time Magazine #1 Fiction Book of the Year
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Things have never been easy for Oscar. A ghetto nerd living with his Dominican family in New Jersey, he'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, Diaz immerses us in the tumultuous lives of Oscar and his family and their attempts to find love and belonging. Rendered with uncommon warmth and humour, "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" is an exciting and completely original first novel from Junot Diaz.Product Description:
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. An urban New Jersey misfit dreams of becoming the next J. R. R. Tolkien and believes a long-standing family curse is thwarting his efforts to find love and happiness.
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Book Description Thorndike Press, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111410404331
Book Description Thorndike Press, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1410404331