The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fuk --the curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.
D az immerses us in the tumultuous life of Oscar and the history of the family at large, rendering with genuine warmth and dazzling energy, humor, and insight the Dominican-American experience, and, ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss. A true literary triumph, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao confirms Junot D az as one of the best and most exciting voices of our time.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing
From the very first pages of The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (which I will from now on refer to as "Wondrous" because the title is too long), you are sucked in. The narrator goes on and on ... Read full review
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Needed this book for a class and Overstock had the best price. This is an intense great read. If you are sensitive about foul language this is not the book for you. Read full review