New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
     New Books     Coming Soon     
book cover of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

(2007)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book
This is the long-awaited first novel from one of the most original and memorable writers working today.

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.

D'az immerses us in the tumultuous life of Oscar and the history of the family at large, rendering with genuine warmth and dazzling energy, humor, and insight the Dominican-American experience, and, ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss. A true literary triumph, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao confirms Junot D'az as one of the best and most exciting voices of our time.

    Get it on Google Play

Similar Books by other authors...

thumb
Weetzie Bat
(Weetzie Bat, book 1)
Francesca Lia Block

Used availability for Junot Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Hardback Editions

September 2008 : USA Library Binding
thumb

Title: Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author(s): Junot Diaz
ISBN: 1-60686-820-9 / 978-1-60686-820-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2008 : USA Library Binding
thumb

Title: The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Junot Diaz
ISBN: 0-606-14781-0 / 978-0-606-14781-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2008 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Thorndike Core)
Author(s): Junot Diaz
ISBN: 1-4104-0433-1 / 978-1-4104-0433-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2007 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author(s): Junot Diaz
ISBN: 1-59448-958-0 / 978-1-59448-958-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

February 2009 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author(s): Junot Diaz
ISBN: 0-571-23973-0 / 978-0-571-23973-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2010 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: GradeSaver(TM) ClassicNotes: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author(s): Rachel Younger, JUNOT DIAZ
ISBN: 1-60259-232-2 / 978-1-60259-232-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: GradeSaver LLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2008 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author(s): Junot Diaz
ISBN: 0-571-24123-9 / 978-0-571-24123-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2008 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author(s): Junot Diaz
ISBN: 1-59448-329-9 / 978-1-59448-329-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2008 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author(s): Junot Diaz
ISBN: 0-571-17955-X / 978-0-571-17955-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   


2007 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author(s): Junot Diaz
ISBN: 0-7394-9428-7 / 978-0-7394-9428-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   


Audio Editions

December 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author(s): Junot Diaz
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


December 2016 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author(s): Junot Diaz
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2009 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author(s): Junot Diaz
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   


March 2009 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author(s): Junot Diaz
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2008 : UK Audio CD
thumb

Title: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (unabridged audio book)
Author(s): Junot Diaz
ISBN: 1-4074-2883-7 / 978-1-4074-2883-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2007 : UK Audio CD
thumb

Title: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author(s): Junot Diaz, Staci Snell
ISBN: 0-14-314280-1 / 978-0-14-314280-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2007 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author(s): Junot Diaz
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


August 2007 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author(s): Junot Diaz
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2007 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author(s): Junot Diaz
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2008 : UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author(s): Junot Diaz
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author(s): Junot Diaz
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA