Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Paperback. The most talked about and praised first novel of and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who, from the New Jersey home he shares with h.
In this highly acclaimed novel, Jones explores a corner of history not much talked about, at least in contemporary classrooms: the lives of black slave owners in the years leading up to the Civil War. Smart and complex and definitely worth a read.