Did that really happen?!?
Historical fiction is a genre that encompasses both fact and fiction, but where the line is drawn between the two can be anyone's guess sometimes. Some authors do tremendous research for their novels to be historically accurate, while others take liberty with history to fit their plot line.
One such novel that rides that line between fact and fiction is The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz. It follows the story of Oscar Wao and his family in a transnational journey between the United States and the Dominican Republic and the fukú, or curse, that follows them.
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