The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Part I, Chapter Two Summary & Analysis

Junot Díaz
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As a twelve-year-old, Lola remembers having a feeling that her life is about to change when her mother calls her into the bathroom to feel a lump in her breast. She says she began to change that day, turning into what she describes as a “punk chick.” The other kids make fun of her and her mother gets angry with her when shaves off her hair. Her mother calls her “fea,” the Spanish word for ugly. She remembers hitting her mother’s hand as a reflex after her mother threw a wig at her that she wants her to wear to cover the shaved head. Lola holds the wig over the stove and lights the burner, making the wig catch fire.

Finally, Lola runs away with a boy, Aldo. Her mother had announced at dinner her doctor wanted to run more...

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