The Resource The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot D?az, (electronic resource)

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot D?az, (electronic resource)

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Title
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
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Junot D?az
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eng
Summary
Read by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony Award®-winning creator and star of the musical Hamilton, and Tony Award®-winning actress, Karen Olivo. This brilliant narration adds another layer of lyricism and depth to this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic novel. 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 Fuku: the curse that has haunted 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. Diaz 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 Diaz as one of the best and most exciting voices of our time
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1968-
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Díaz, Junot
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fiction
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1980-
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  • Miranda, Lin-Manuel
  • Olivo, Karen
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot D?az, (electronic resource)
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stereophonic
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online
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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unknown
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6B9DB722-3467-4CF1-A35C-2C55DDE3948C
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Label
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot D?az, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
6B9DB722-3467-4CF1-A35C-2C55DDE3948C
System details
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive Listen
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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