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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
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Description: Amazon.com Review Amazon Best of the Month, September 2007: It's been 11 years since Junot Díaz's critically acclaimed story collection, Drown, landed on bookshelves and from page one of his debut novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, any worries of a sophomore jinx disappear. The titular Oscar is a 300-pound-plus "lovesick ghetto nerd" with zero game (except for Dungeons & Dragons) who cranks out pages of fantasy fiction with the hopes of becoming a Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien. The book is also the story of a multi-generational family curse that courses through the book, leaving troubles and tragedy in its wa ... (more)
Manufacturer: Riverhead Books
Release date: 2 September 2008
ISBN-10 : 1594483299 | ISBN-13: 9781594483295
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