9 April 2008

Junot Diaz wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Congratulations to Junot Diaz who has won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His ambitious novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, took him 11 years to complete.

The New York Times described the novel as “Mario Vargas Llosa meets Star Trek meets David Foster Wallace meets Kanye West.”

About the book:

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…

Go here to download the unabridged audiobook from Audible.

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