Das Leben ist nicht leicht für Oscar, den übergewichtigen Jungen dominikanischen Ursprungs, in New Jersey. Er träumt davon, der nächste J.R.R. Tolkien zu werden, und verliebt sich unglücklich. Things have never been easy for Oscar. A ghetto nerd living with his Dominican family in New Jersey, he's sweet but disastrously overweight. He dreams of becoming the next J. R. R. Tolkien and he keeps falling hopelessly in love. With dazzling energy and insight, Díaz immerses us in the tumultuous lives of Oscar and his family and their attempts to find love and belonging. Rendered with uncommon warmth and humour, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is an exciting and completely original first novel from Junot Diaz.
The winner of the Pulitzer Prize 2008 - an astounding debut novel from one of today's most original and electrifying literary voices.