Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - The Sixth Borough Summary & Analysis

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The Sixth Borough Summary

Once upon a time, New York City has a Sixth Borough. Following is a description of the fantasy of how that bourough became separated from Manhattan. Oskar asks Dad if the story about the sixth boroughis objectively true. Oskar declares himself optimistic, which pleases Dad, and chooses to believe the "evidence" that proves the story. With a gigantic hole in its center, the Sixth Borough moves across the planet, ending up in Antarctica. Oskar declares the story awesome. Dad shrugs when Oskar asks if the items he has dug up in the park come from the Sixth Borough. Oskar begins to say something to his Dad, but stops.

The Sixth Borough Analysis

The fairy tale that Oskar's Dad tells him on the last night of his life, mentioned in the first chapter to characterize their relationship, is finally told...

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