The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
This is the long-awaited first novel from one of the most original and memorable writers working today.
Things have never been easy for Oscar, 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 Fukoe-the curse that has haunted the 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 Diaz as one of the best and most exciting voices of our time.
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Review: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar WaoUser Review - Thomas - Goodreads
An impressive book, both in what it includes and what it has achieved. The Brief Life of Oscar Wao centers on Oscar De Leon, an overweight sci-fi nerd growing up in Paterson, New Jersey. Junot Diaz ... Read full review
Review: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar WaoUser Review - helen the bookowl - Goodreads
This was an okay book, but nothing more than that, to be honest. It is the story of Oscar Wao who grows up in the Dominican Republic and how his life turned out. It is a story told through different ... Read full review