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 - nosajeel - LibraryThing
I don't have much to add to the general praise this book has gotten. The writing was sparkling from beginning to end, notwithstanding the fact that I didn't understand every tenth word. The first ... Read full review
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My library book club picked this book for June of 2014 based on the title and the fact that there was a Book Club Kit available. None of us had an idea what the book was even about. I'll be very ... Read full review