The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Inscribed by Junot Diaz. First Edition, First Printing. Riverhead. New York, 2007.

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Junot Diaz is one of the most celebrated American authors living today. His several works are noted for their vivid characterization, natural and beautiful prose, and rich portrayals of the immigrant experience. Diaz immigrated to the United States from Santo Domingo as a child, and went on to acquire degrees from Rutgers and Cornell, and to become a professor at MIT. But in 2018, Diaz’s career became embroiled by accusations of misogyny and abuse–accusations which publically damaged his reputation yet did not result in institutional punishments. He has not published any novels since then, but prior to the controversy, his literary career was punctuated by The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. It won him the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. It follows the titular character, a Dominican boy living in New Jersey, whose growing pains are awkward, endearing, and relatable. The novel is consistently ranked one of the best from the last several decades.

This first edition, first printing is inscribed by Junot Diaz on the half-title page. It is in fine condition. In the original casing, fine. Text block fine. In the first issue dust jacket, fine.

A fine inscribed first edition of the Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Inscribed by Junot Diaz. First Edition, First Printing. Riverhead. New York, 2007.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in