Read The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao PDF FullOscar pursues girls, but eventually retreats into science fiction, fantasy, and role-playing games. When he and his sister Lola spend summers with their great-aunt in the Dominican Republic DR , Oscar realizes that he wants to become an author. Back in Paterson, Oscar becomes obsessed with a girl named Ana , threatening her abusive boyfriend with a gun. Lola calms him down, and Oscar decides to wait until college to find a new love. The situation worsens when her mother is diagnosed with breast cancer and Lola decides to run away with her latest boyfriend. Lola is sent to the DR to attend school and live with her great-aunt. With her dark skin and headstrong manner, Beli does not fit in at her prestigious private school.
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Narrated by multiple characters, the novel incorporates a significant amount of Spanglish and neologisms, as well as references to fantasy and science fiction films and books. The middle sections of the novel center on the lives of Oscar's runaway sister, Lola; his mother, Hypatia Belicia Cabral; and his grandfather, Abelard. Rife with footnotes, science fiction and fantasy references, comic book analogies, and various Spanish dialects, the novel is also a meditation on story-telling, the Dominican diaspora and identity, sexuality, and oppression. Most of the story is told by an apparently omniscient narrator who is eventually revealed to be Yunior de Las Casas , a college roommate of Oscar's who dated Lola. Oscar desperately wants to be successful with women but, from a young age, is unable to find love, largely because he is a nerd obsessed with science fiction and comic books. His great fear is that he will die a virgin.
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