The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

by Junot Diaz

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

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Book Summary

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)

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