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Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Author: Diaz, Junot
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Pub Date: 05/02/2009
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571239733
Availability: In stock
Tutor: Emma Scanlan
Department: School of Humanities
Quick overview A ghetto nerd living with his Dominican family in New Jersey, Oscar's sweet but disastrously overweight. He dreams of becoming the next J R R Tolkien and he keeps falling hopelessly in love.
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A ghetto nerd living with his Dominican family in New Jersey, Oscar'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; his runaway sister Lola; their beautiful mother Belicia; and in the family's uproarious journey from the Dominican Republic to the US and back. "The Best Novel of the 21st Century to Date." (BBC Culture).

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