The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz.Read about the other books on the list.
In this novel, family tension is not just destructive, it’s also a force that binds Diaz’s immigrant protagonists together in difficult circumstances.
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao also appears among Jami Attenberg's top six books with overweight protagonists, Brooke Hauser's six top books about immigrants, Sara Gruen's six favorite books, Paste magazine's list of the ten best debut novels of the decade (2000-2009), and The Millions' best books of fiction of the millenium. The novel is one of Matthew Kaminski's five favorite novels about immigrants in America and is a book that made a difference to Zoë Saldana.
The Page 99 Test: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.