Monday, February 9, 2009

The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Junot Diaz's Pulitzer Prize winning novel tells the story of a New Jersey romantic and ghetto nerd struggling to grow up, get by, and get out from under the "fukú" curse that has plagued his Domincan family for generations. It is about the pain of adolescence and never fitting it, exile and immigration, urban life in 21st century America, and the long shadow of violence and dictatorship. Funny, sad, and original. Check it out!

It's available through the Peninsula Library System in English and Spanish.

You can find articles about Junot Diaz's books in the Literature Resource Center and JSTOR article databases.

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