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College Bound Book Club: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 03:30pm - 04:30pm

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Winner of  the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (2008), the John Sargent, Sr. First Novel Prize (2007), the Dayton Peace Prize (2008) in Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award (2007).

Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who—from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister—dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fukú—a curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the USA. Encapsulating Dominican-American history, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao opens our eyes to an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and explores the endless human capacity to persevere—and risk it all—in the name of love

 Sign up at the Reader’s Advisory Desk or call 734-453-0750, option 4. Pick up your own copy of the book while supplies last. Read the book then return the date of the meeting for treats, coffee/tea and discussion!

 

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