Study Guide

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Characters

Oscar Wao

Ever imagine what would happen if Urkel and Betty Suarez had a baby together? And that baby was...

Yunior

What's that, omnipresent voice in our heads? Oh, hey, Yunior. Listen, you can stop talking to us...

Beli Cabral

You know that one girl you grew up with who doesn't take anything from anyone? Beli is that kind...

Lola de León

This Lola chick is just Oscar's wise older sister, right? Wrong. Lola changes a lot in Wao, and...

La Inca

La Inca and Beli are like oil and water—it's actually easy to forget that La Inca raises...

Abelard

In a sense, Dr. Abelard brings the fukú down on the whole Cabral famn damily. He enrages...

Ybón

Remember Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman? Well, that's basically Ybón, if Ybón were...

All Those Evil, Murdering Menfolk

For every happy relationship in Wao, there are at least four devastating ones. And the vast...

Oscar's Cabal of Crushes

As you know, Oscar is obsessed with women. And until he meets Ybón, noneof them really...

Comedic Duos

Díaz has a weakness for comedic duos. Check these guys out. Solomon Grundy and Gorilla...

Other Minor, But Significant, Characters

We aren't able to piece together Rudolfo's whole backstory, but we do know that this dude is...