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Ben Reichman

Portrait of the Dominican Nerd as an (Overweight) Young Man

Not a memoir, not particularly self-consciously postmodern or ironic: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is the story of Oscar “Wao” de León, an overweight, socially inept fan of science fiction and fantasy who dreams of becoming the “Dominican Tolkien.”


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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