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June's book discussion: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Hosted by the Consul of the Basel Books and Beyond Group
Culture & Entertainment
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Took place 1 month ago
Thu 07 Jun 19:30 - 21:30

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Protected content a novel written by Dominican American author Junot Díaz. The book went on to win numerous awards in Protected content , such as the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Although a work of fiction, the novel is set in New Jersey in the United States, where Díaz was raised, and it deals with the Dominican Republic experience under dictator Rafael Trujillo. The book chronicles both the life of Oscar De León, an overweight Dominican boy growing up in Paterson, New Jersey, who is obsessed with science fiction and fantasy novels and with falling in love, as well as the curse that has plagued his family for generations.