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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

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5 years, 9 months ago at Aug 5 15:31
I enjoyed this book about a Dominican-American man trying to find his way in New Jersey and Santo Domingo.
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Description: 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 Fukú—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. Díaz immerses us in the tumultuous life of Oscar and the history of the family at large, render ... (more)
Manufacturer: Riverhead Hardcover
Release date: 6 September 2007
ISBN-10 : 1594489580 | ISBN-13: 9781594489587
Tags: Geek (1), Footnotes (1), Dominican Republic (1)
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Esquire's 80 Books Every Person Should Read (80 books items)

"A funny, street-smart portrait of a second-generation Dominican geek that unfolds into a vibrant meditation on public and private history."


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