When:
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018 7:00p -
8:00p

Where:
Porter Square Books
25 White St
Cambridge, MA 02140

Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Performing Arts

Event website:
http://www.portersquarebooks.com/event/junot-d%C3%ADaz-bbc-world-service-book-club

Want to submit a question for discussion? Send it to worldbookclub@bbc.co.uk by February 20.

Please register with the BBC World Service to attend this event by emailing worldbookclub@bbc.co.uk.

The BBC World Service's World Book Club will be featuring Junot Díaz and his Pulitzer-winning novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao in an upcoming program, and they'll be recording the segment here in the bookstore. Junot will be signing books afterward.

Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who--from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister--dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fuku--a curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the USA. Encapsulating Dominican-American history, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao opens our eyes to an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and explores the endless human capacity to persevere--and risk it all--in the name of love.

Junot Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. He is the recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, PEN/Malamud Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, and PEN/O. Henry Award. A graduate of Rutgers College, Díaz is currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Event date:
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address:
Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140

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