Fall '08/Winter '09 Reading Group List
“Literary deejay Diaz spins magical realism, anime, Tolkien, and minority-literature-as-ethnography into a remix of the immigrant's tale from the hands of a master. This is the smartest, funniest, and sharpest novel of the year and confirms his virtuosic ability to communicate Dominican-American experience with vibrancy and honesty.”
— LaTissia Mitchell, Shaman Drum Bookshop, Ann Arbor, MI
Korean edition of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - a brilliant debut novel and Winner of the Pulitzer Prize by a Dominican-American writer Junot Diaz. Diaz satirizes the bloody history of violence, suppression under Trujillo's tyrannical power through the life of a immigrant family and the surviving struggles.