La Breve y Maravillosa Vida de Oscar Wao = The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

By Junot Diaz; Achy Obejas (Translator)
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780679776697, 347pp.)

Publication Date: September 2, 2008

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Una cronica familiar que abarca tres generaciones y dos paises, " La breve y maravillosa vida de Oscar Wao" cuenta la historia del gordiflon y solitario Oscar de Leon en su intento de convertirse en el J.R.R. Tolkien Dominicano y su desafortunada busqueda del amor. Pero Oscar solo es la ultima victima del fuku --una maldicion que durante generaciones ha perseguido a su familia, condenandoles a vidas de tortura, sufrimiento y amor desdichado. Con unos personajes inolvidables y una prosa vibrante e hipnotica, esta novela confirma a Junot Diaz como una de las mejores y mas deslumbrantes voces de nuestra epoca, y nos ofrece una sobrecogedora vision de la inagotable capacidad humana para perseverar y arriesgarlo todo por amor.

About the Author
Junot Diaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed "Drown"; "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao", which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and "This Is How You Lose Her", a "New York Times" bestseller and National Book Award finalist. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Genius Fellowship, PEN/Malamud Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, and O. Henry Award. A graduate of Rutgers College, he is currently the fiction editor at "Boston Review" and "The""Rudge" and works as the Nancy Allen professor of writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Achy Obejas was born in Havana and came to the United States as a young child. She is a cultural writer for the Chicago Tribune. Her articles have appeared in Vogue, The Nation, Ms. Latina, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Reader, Girlfriend, High Performance, New City, and Chicago Reporter. She is the author of Memory Mambo, a novel, and We Came All the Way from Cuba So You could Dress Like This?, a collection of short stories. She is a frequent speaker at universities and community centers across the country and in Cuba.
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