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October 25, 2008



One curious picture from Junot Diaz's "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Woa will stay with me: a man hanged by his crushed gonads. Sex and power-related motives drive the action, such as the quest for blossoming of bosoms of 15-year-olds, always a treasure to their powerful partakers. Poor Oscar is doomed of course, as the title warns us; he flails through his time in search of love.

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