The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Google eBook)
Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who—from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister—dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fukú—a curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the USA. Encapsulating Dominican-American history, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao opens our eyes to an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and explores the endless human capacity to persevere—and risk it all—in the name of love.
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Review: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar WaoUser Review - Steve aka Sckenda - Goodreads
--“There is a seed of courage hidden (often deeply, it is true) in the heart of the fattest and most timid Hobbit, waiting for some final and desperate danger to make it grow.” (LOTR: The Fellowship ... Read full review
Review: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar WaoUser Review - Scott Axsom - Goodreads
“The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” was a frustrating read for me and I truly loved the concept of the book - don't really know why I struggled so with it. It's written in a highly colloquial style ... Read full review
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