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The writing of Junot Diaz contains a mixture of high and low culture familiar to anyone who reads the work of his American contemporaries – Michael Chabon, Dave Eggers, Jonathan Lethem. But Diaz’s work has the added element of dealing with the immigrant experience. This, his first full-length novel, is the vibrant tale of Oscar Wao, an overweight Dominican boy from New Jersey, and his family’s troubled Caribbean history.
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