Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd whoâ€”from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sisterâ€”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 fukĂşâ€”a curse that has haunted Oscarâ€™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 persevereâ€”and risk it allâ€”in the name of love. Listen to Junot DĂazâ€™s interview on iTunes â€śMeet the Authorâ€ť here. Download iTunes here.