The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Chapter 8 and Epilogues Summary and Analysis

Junot Diaz

Chapter 8 and Epilogues Summary and Analysis

Beli, Lola, and Yunior go down to the Dominican Republic to claim Oscar’s body. He is brought home to be buried. Beli’s cancer returns, and she will be dead within a year. Lola grieves for her mother, writing her a poem. Yunior reflects on the futility of his own efforts to bring some measure of comfort to the family.

Lawyers are engaged to bring about justice, but it is fruitless. There is no cooperation from the Dominican government. Ybón continues with the life she has chosen. La Inca sells her house and moves back to her childhood home. Lola vows never to return to the Dominican Republic.

Lola and Yunior break off their engagement because Lola continues to have...

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