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The Resource The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz, (electronic resource)

The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz, (electronic resource)

Label
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao
Title
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao
Statement of responsibility
Junot Diaz
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the long-awaited first novel from one of the most original and memorable writers working today. 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. D'az immerses us in the tumultuous life of Oscar and the history of the family at large, rendering with genuine warmth and dazzling energy, humor, and insight the Dominican-American experience, and, ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss. A true literary triumph, The brief wonderous life of Oscar Wao confirms Junot D'az as one of the best and most exciting voices of our time
Accompanying matter
libretto or text
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1968-
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Díaz, Junot
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3554.I259
LC item number
B75 2007ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Jonathan Davis
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active 1939
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Davis, Jonathan
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  • Dominican Americans
  • Dominican Americans
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not applicable
Label
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 15:59:42
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn190725706
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415941959
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o190725706
  • (OCoLC)190725706
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 229874 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 15:59:42
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn190725706
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415941959
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o190725706
  • (OCoLC)190725706
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 229874 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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