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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