‘It reads like an oral history delivered by a stoop-dwelling bard — one who is creative with language, clear in reference and rarely speak,’ is how one critic describes Junot Diaz’s debut novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.
The book, including a summary of its hilarious and simultaneously tragic premise, is reviewed here, here, here and here (the last review, in the Village Voice, is a bit off the mark). You’ll get the picture.
Just finished it. Really good.