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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

$15 tickets go on sale

Wed., August 13th.

(Tickets will be redeemable for one copy of the new paperback.)

Harvard Book Store is delighted to welcome back Junot Diaz in conjunction with the paperback release of his riotous, Pulitzer Prize–winning first novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

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 Fukœ—the curse that has haunted the 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.

Official Website: http://www.harvard.com/events/press_release.php?id=2096

Added by Clampants on August 1, 2008