IBNA- 'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao' a novel by the acclaimed Dominican-American writer Junot Díaz has been translated into Persian and published.
The Pulitzer Prize as well as the National Book Critics Circle Award winner among other prizes, 'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao' has been translated into Persian by Nader Qeble’ei. Khazzeh Publishing in Tehran has released the book in 352 pages.
Synopsis of the novel reads: “Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love.
But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fukœ—the curse that has haunted the Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.
Diaz immerses us in the tumultuous life of Oscar and the history of the family at large, rendering with genuine warmth and dazzling energy, humor, and insight the Dominican-American experience, and, ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss.
Junot Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. As well as ‘The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao’, he is the author of the critically acclaimed ‘Drown’; and ‘This Is How You Lose Her’, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist.
A recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and PEN/Malamud Award, Díaz is currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.