The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao

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The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao

The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao

415 North Lake Boulevard

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415 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City CA 96145
United States

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About the Book:

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.

About Cody Townsend:

One of the most awarded skiers in free skiing history, Cody Townsend has evolved from a California beach kid obsessed with the mountains to standing atop the pinnacle of the sport.

From a successful alpine ski racing career to stunt skiing for Hollywood blockbuster films, or skiing the“Most Insane Line Ever”to ski mountaineering North America’s“Fifty Most Classic Ski Descents”, Townsend has proven to be able to ski the most challenging and dangerous lines with ease. Yet it’s his affable, humorous and joyful nature that has defined Townsend as “The People’s Skier.”

Why Cody Chose This Book:

Wild, daring and big writing define this incredibly readable novel. It drips of culture, life, and survival among a Dominican immigrant community and family in New York City. The book dances with magical realism, historical facts, the colliding cultures of survival born machismo and escapism nerd fantasy along with a writing style that makes you think of Junot Diaz as a Caribbean Twain.

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