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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Paulagraph - LibraryThing
This was a repeat read for me. I bought the book to give to my son for Xmas a few years back & did a quick read through at that time. Since a good friend & voracious reader has referenced the novel ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - CaroPi - LibraryThing
Is a pretty nice book. It tells the sad story of Oscar Wao at the same time that it shows how was terrible life in Dominican Republic under the times that the Dictator Trujillo was there. It gives the ... Read full review