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      September 26, 2008

      Friday   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

      31 West Ohio
      Chicago, Illinois 60654

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      The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

      Book Presentation by 2008 Pulitzer Prize Winner Junot Díaz: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. The book is about a family saga that spans three generations and two countries. It tells the tale of the overweight, nerdy Oscar de León, his dream of becoming “the Dominican Tolkien,” and his hopeless search for love. Oscar is the latest victim of fukú, a curse that has plagued his family for generations, sentencing them to lives of suffering and ill-fated romance. Full of unforgettable characters and exhilarating, hypnotic prose, this novel confirms Junot Díaz as one of the best and most stunning voices of our time and offers us a moving look at humanity’s endless capacity to persevere and risk everything for love.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Literary & Books

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