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Things have never been easy for Oscar. A ghetto nerd living with his Dominican family in New Jersey, he's sweet but disastrously overweight. He dreams of becoming the next JRR Tolkien and he keeps falling hopelessly in love. Poor Oscar may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fuku - the curse that has haunted his family for generations.
Junot Diaz was born in the Dominican Republic and received his Master of Fine Arts Degree from Cornell University. Drown, his collection of short stories, was described as 'a dazzlingly talented first book' by the Independent on Sunday. He teaches Creative Writing at MIT (Massachussetts Institute of Technology).
Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2008 and John Sargent Snr First Novel Prize 2007. Shortlisted for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2009 and National Book Critics Circle Awards: Fiction 2008.