Title Profile & Character Information

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Annotation
Rendering with warmth the endless human capacity to persevere, this is the long-awaited--and thrillingly satisfying--first novel from the unmistakable voice behind the short story collection "Drown."

Awards
2007  National Book Critics Circle Awards
2008  Pulitzer Prize
2007  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
2008  Hurston/Wright Legacy Award
2007  Library Journal Best Books of the Year
2007  New York Times Notable Books of the Year
2008  Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

Characters
NameWao, Oscar
GenderMale
TraitsOverweight
Dominican American

GenreFiction
Domestic
Psychological
Sociological
TopicsOverweight persons
Nationalism
Dominicans Americans
Dominican culture
Curses
Family histories
Family relationships
SettingNew Jersey