Junot Díaz
Riverhead Books, 2007, 2008,
ISBN: 9780739494288

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, this novel, equipped with Spanglish, tells the story of Oscar Wao, a morbidly obese Dominican nerd from a New Jersey ghetto who hopes to be a great writer, and the curse upon his family. It follows characters in search of themselves as they journey back to the Dominican Republican and into the tragic past.

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