The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar WaoBook - 2007
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Diaz is one of my favorite authors. He gets being a geeky person of color and his characters are incredibly relatable, frustrating, and real. It provides a fresh perspective on teenage life, rejection, and redemption.
multcolib Oct 16, 2015
The narrator tells us the story of Oscar Wao – a quintessential American pop culture geek -- whose tragic comic life deconstructs the stereotype of the Latino male and elevates our understanding of the immigrant experience in the late twentieth century.
multcolib_darceem Apr 21, 2014
If you like funny with your heartbreak: The tumultuous life of Oscar and his family at large, is also a story of the Dominican-American experience and, ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss.
multcolib_darceem May 08, 2014
The Dominican-American called Oscar is a brilliant, science fiction loving teen who is accepted by no one, thanks in part to the Fuku-the curse that has haunted the Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Funny, heartbr... Read More »
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A first lesson in the fragility of love and the preternatural cowardice of men. And out of this disillusionment and turmoil sprang Beli's first adult oath, on that would follow her into adulthood, to the States and beyond. I will not serve. Never again would she follow any lead other than her own Not the rector's, not the nuns', not La Inca's, not her poor dead parents'. Only me, she whispered. Me.
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