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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Reprint) (Paperback)

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  • Book Subgenre: Literary, Types of Characters, Peoples + Cultures, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Conflicts + Dualities, General, Holocaust
  • Language: english
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: paperback
  • Book Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction

Reviewer: William Deresiewicz, (Nation)

"Diaz's voice sweeps together ghetto slang, pop cultural nods and winks, puns, historiographic excursuses, and blunt, unsentimental lyricism.....[The novel] proposes a defiant new model of immigrant personhood."

Reviewer: Jennifer Reese, (Entertainment Weekly)

"It's been 11 years since Junot Diaz published his acclaimed story collection, DROWN, and he has spent the time well, honing the sharp, slangy voice that propels his terrific first novel....Narrated in high-energy Spanglish...erudite and hilarious...it is a joy to read, and every bit as exhilarating to reread."

"Diaz's brilliance shines...with a carnivalesque mix of fantasy and gallows humor."

"Diaz's reverse family saga, crossed with withering satire, makes for a compelling, sex-fueled, 21st-century tragi-comedy with a magical twist." (starred review)

"[T]his fierce, funny, tragic book is just what a reader would have hoped for in a novel by Junot Diaz."

"Diaz's reverse family saga, crossed with withering satire, makes for a compelling, ******-fueled, 21st-century tragi-comedy with a magical twist." (starred review)