The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao –– Junot Díaz


The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao was awarded with the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2008, as well as other literary awards in the same year and in 2007.
The book tells the story of Oscar, a young boy from a Dominican family who lives in New Jersey and, unlike his relatives, is shy, obese, does not succeed with women and is a fan of Star Wars and J.R.R. Tolkien.
In addition to the innovative and captivating plot, the book uses modern language mixing Portuguese and Spanishor English and Spanish, in the original version) and alternating narrators in a surprising way.