Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida - Dying of Love Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 9, "Dying of Love," Manny's father gets a job in an office building, and Nardo gets a job delivering medicine for Gidden's Pharmacy. Manny sometimes goes with Nardo on his Saturday deliveries. One Saturday, he hears his father singing a familiar ballad while he bathes. Manny has heard it many times before but has never been certain of the words, which his father sings in Spanish. He says his father is either singing that he wants to “die of love” or that he wants to “live with love.”

Nardo hasn't told his boss that Manny is helping with deliveries, but it's too cold for Manny to wait outside. He casually looks around the store while he waits for Nardo. Mr. Giddens tells Manny that he and Nardo should get going because the other delivery drivers have already gone. He then says...

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