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.
Also includes the audiobook of Junot Díaz’s bestselling short story collection, Drown. Download and start listening now!