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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

by Junot Diaz

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Living with an old-world mother and rebellious sister, an urban New Jersey misfit dreams of becoming the next J. R. R. Tolkien and believes that a long-standing family curse is thwarting his efforts to find love and happiness.

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Awards and Recognition

National Book Critics Circle Award (2007); Pulitzer Prize (2008)

45 weeks on NPR Paperback Fiction Bestseller List

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Junot Diaz Discusses his 'Wondrous' Debut Novel

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'Wondrous Life' Explores Multinationality

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Novel Explores a 'Dominican-American Sci-Fi Geek'

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Diaz's First Novel Details a 'Wondrous Life'

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