© 2024
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

The Book Show #1001


Albany, NY – This week on The Book Show, Junot Diaz joins host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina to talk about his new novel "The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao." Diaz's novel about Dominican Republicans living in New Jersey, has been called "wondrous" and "so original" by the New York Times. It is funny, street-smart and keenly observed, and it unfolds from a comic portrait of a second-generation Dominican geek into a harrowing meditation on public and private history and the burdens of familial history.