The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao: Drown

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Winner of: 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 One of the best books of 2007 according to: The New York Times , San Francisco Chronicle, New York Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, People, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, Salon, Baltimore City Paper, The Christian Science Monitor, Booklist, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, New York Public Library, and many more... Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read 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.

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9780739494288
9780143142805
9781594489587
9781101147306
9781415941959
9781410404336
9781415941942
9780525493990
9781594483295
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UG
Level 6.8, 16 Points
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1010L
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auth_author2 Davis, Jonathan (Narrator), Miranda, Lin-Manuel, 1980-, Olivo, Karen,, Snell, Staci.
author Díaz, Junot, 1968-
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display_description Publisher description: Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fukœ-the curse that has haunted the Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Blessing and cursing -- Fiction, Book club kits -- Wilkinson Public Library, Book clubs (Discussion groups), Charms, Charms -- Fiction, Compact discs, Domestic fiction, Dominican Americans, Dominican Americans -- Fiction, Families -- Fiction, Fiction, Group reading, Humorous fiction, Large type books, New Jersey, New Jersey -- Fiction, Overweight men, Overweight men -- Fiction, Overweight persons -- Fiction, Romance fiction, Sound recordings
title_display The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao
title_full The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao A Novel, The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao / Junot Díaz, The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao [sound recording] / Junot Diaz, The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao [sound recording] : Drown / Junot Diaz, The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao: book club kit / Junot Diaz
title_short The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao
title_sub Drown
topic_facet Blessing and cursing, Book clubs (Discussion groups), Charms, Dominican Americans, Families, Fiction, Group reading, Literature, Overweight men, Overweight persons