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{The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao}

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Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize Winner and author of the best book I've read all year had an interview on NPR last week!

His Pulitzer Prize winning book The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao revolves around Oscar, a sweet but 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 also of finding love.

However, there is also a Dominican curse that has haunted the Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. The story touches on the life of Oscar and the history of his family at large with warmth and humor. Drown is a short story collection from Junot Diaz, which I would also recommend should you like The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

Listen to the interview with Junot Diaz Right Here

Purchase The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Right Here

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