6 Quotes From Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a coming of age story that uses magical realism to illustrate how main character Oscar navigates adolescence, finding love and an ancient family curse. Author Junot Díaz won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel and the Pulitzer Board described the book as “a dazzling, richly layered novel about an overweight, nerdy Dominican-American teenager who comes of age in a multi-generational immigrant family, devouring comic books, spinning fantasies and searching for love.”

Even though I had a hard time with the book and found it hard to read, I gravitated towards passages about Oscars’ high-school romance attempts, the difficulties of growing up and the relationships he shared with his family members.

Here are my six favorite passages from the book.







And don’t forget to mark your calendars. On September 25th at Dusty Strings we present original music inspired by Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. I hope to see you there.