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The Resource The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz

The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz

Label
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao
Title
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao
Statement of responsibility
Junot Díaz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2007.
  • Hurston/Wright Legacy Award: Fiction, 2008.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2007.
  • Massachusetts Book Awards, Fiction Award, 2008.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2007.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2007
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2008.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
  • Great American Read, 2018.
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize, 2008
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172422
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
1010
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PS3554.I259
LC item number
B75 2007
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1010
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
4433495
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9781594489587
Lccn
2007017251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn123539681
  • (OCoLC)123539681
Label
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
4433495
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9781594489587
Lccn
2007017251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn123539681
  • (OCoLC)123539681

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