Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd whoâfrom the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sisterâdreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fukĂșâa curse that has haunted Oscarâs 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 persevereâand risk it allâin the name of love. Listen to Junot DĂazâs interview on iTunes âMeet the Authorâ here. Download iTunes here.