Oscar is sweet but extremely overweight ghetto nerd from New Jersey who dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, above all, finding love. The novel also tells a multi-generational tale of Dominican immigrants in America. Writing in the New York Times, Michiko Kakutani described it as “Mario Vargas Llosa meets “Star Trek” meets David Foster Wallace meets Kanye West.” Pick it up now and tune in August 16, when Junot Diaz discusses it with Leonard.
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