Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - The Only Animal Summary & Analysis

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The Only Animal Summary

When Oskar reads the first chapter of A Brief History of Time, he is struck by how insignificant life is compared with the universe and time. Dad suggest that if Oskar moved one grain of sand one millimeter in the Sahara Desert, he would change history. That is how Oskar feels as he sets off to meet every New Yorker named Black. Oskar is reduced to anger and tears when the first Black claims not to know Dad. The next, Abby Black is a beautiful, unsmiling woman and Oskar wants to invent something to make her like him. Oskar manipulates his way and explains the key, asks about Dad and asks if they can kiss. Abby declines, but Oskar takes her picture and gives her his card.

Oskar goes to Grandma's, who looks like she has been crying. Grandma...

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