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Download The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Download at: http:// brilfeilarili.gq?book= [PDF] Download The Brief. site Best of the Month, September It's been 11 years since Junot Díaz's critically acclaimed story collection, Drown, landed on. Winner of: The Pulitzer Prize The National Book Critics Circle Award The Anisfield-Wolf Book Award The Jon Sargent, Sr. First Novel Prize A Time Magazine #1.

Had no knack for music or business or dance, no hustle, no rap, no G.

And most damning of all: no looks. He wore his semi-kink hair in a Puerto Rican afro, rocked enormous Section 8 glasses…sported an unappealing trace of mustache on his upper lip and possessed a pair of close-set eyes that made him look somewhat retarded. Dude wore his nerdiness like a Jedi wore his light saber or a Lensman her lens.

Couldn't have passed for Normal if he'd wanted to. Truthfully, wanting to know does help drag the reader through the novel.

But learning the identity isn't ultimately rewarding; it's annoying. Early on, the forward momentum of the novel stalls and the narrative flashes back in time and focuses on Lola, the sister, and how she ran away from home in the s; and then to the mother, Belicia, and how she was a star-crossed lover herself in the Dominican Republic.

The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao

The mother's section of the book lasts 90 pages and covers the years Unfortunately, it never did, and the reasons seem clear. Not only is the narrative timeline all over the place, but important information -- be it dialogue or exposition -- is often relayed in Spanish.

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Now, I took two semesters of the language in college and yet I had no idea what characters were saying in many parts, because context didn't lend hints. If Diaz is aiming this book towards a bilingual audience, then so be it.

But how difficult would it have been to translate the Spanish in footnotes? The mother's section of the book lasts 90 pages and covers the years Unfortunately, it never did, and the reasons seem clear.

Not only is the narrative timeline all over the place, but important information -- be it dialogue or exposition -- is often relayed in Spanish. Now, I took two semesters of the language in college and yet I had no idea what characters were saying in many parts, because context didn't lend hints. If Diaz is aiming this book towards a bilingual audience, then so be it.

But how difficult would it have been to translate the Spanish in footnotes? The book is already rife with footnotes anyway, which mainly serve to explain the history of the brutal dictatorship of Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. Throw a gringo a bone.

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In describing how Belicia, Oscar's mother, had developed a brash attitude as a teenager while living in the Dominican Republic with her adoptive mother, La Inca , Diaz writes, "Those of you who have stood at the corner of nd and Broadway can guess what it was she spoke: the blunt, irreverent cant of the pueblo that gives all dominicanos cultos nightmares on their thread-count sheets and that La Inca had assumed perished along with Beli's first life in Outer Azua, but here it was so alive, it was like it had never left: Oye, pariguayo, y que paso con esa esposa tuya?

Gordo, no me digas que tu todavia tienes hambre.

A lack of Spanish skills won't be the only thing that keeps you from enjoying this book. He says, "I know I've thrown a lot of fantasy and sci-fi in the mix but this is supposed to be a true account of the Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Can't we believe that an Ybon can exist and that a brother like Oscar might be due a little luck after twenty-three years?

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