Dengue Boy Summary
Michel Nieva

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Dengue Boy Overview

In Michel Nieva's short story "Dengue Boy," a young mosquito boy named Dengue Boy suffers mercilessly at the hands of his classmates and peers. Because they treat him with such derision, Dengue Boy comes to see himself as a monster and a burden to his mother. At summer camp one day, however, Dengue Boy tires of his peers' abuse and decides to exact his revenge. Straddling fantasy and magical realism, the third person short story explores themes including identity, adversity, and violence.