I can't remember the last time I was this anxious for a book release. I am seriously considering a week of precious vacation time to guarantee time to read the damn thing. So yes, if you were wondering about the title of my last post: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz is my most anticipated book for 2007. By far!
Amazon has a nice blurb from one of my heroes (publishing or otherwise):
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a book that speaks in tongues. This long-awaited novel by Junot Diaz is a masterpiece about our New World, its myths, curses, and bewitching women. Set in America's navel, New Jersey, and haunted by the vision of Trujillo's brutal reign over the Dominican Republic, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is radiant with the hard lives of those who leave and also those who stay behind-it is a rousing hymn about the struggle to defy bone-cracking history with ordinary, and extraordinary, love.-- Walter Mosley, author of Devil in a Blue Dress and Cinammon Kiss
There's a brief excerpt available at website of the 2006 edition of ¡Vamos! (a ten day biennial festival celebrating Latin and Lusophone cultures in Newcastle-Gateshead, UK).
Posted by ronn at August 13, 2007 09:27 PM