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 - AThurman - LibraryThing
This novel has an energetic distinctive voice that propels you through both interesting characters such as Oscar Wao and his sister and the narrator and less compelling characters such as some of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - GraceZ - LibraryThing
Really awesome. I am of course slightly biased, it being Dominican and all, but I thought the writing was really pretty awesome. Two particular phrases that I really liked: "Imaginate", which in ... Read full review