By Junot Díaz
Oscar is a candy yet disastrously obese ghetto nerd who—from the recent Jersey domestic he stocks together with his outdated global mom and rebellious sister—dreams of turning into the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, so much of all, discovering love. yet Oscar could by no means get what he desires. Blame the fukú—a curse that has haunted Oscar’s kinfolk for generations, following them on their epic trip from Santo Domingo to the united states. Encapsulating Dominican-American background, The short Wondrous lifetime of Oscar Wao opens our eyes to an impressive imaginative and prescient of the modern American adventure and explores the unending human skill to persevere—and possibility it all—in the identify of love.
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