What Oskar Hadn't heard of
Jonathan Safran's novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close raises an interesting thought exercise and an important pedagogical question.
Oskar Schell, nine-year-old hero of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, is an amateur inventor, jewelry designer, astrophysicist, tambourine player and pacifist. After his father dies in the World Trade Center collapse, Oskar finds a key hidden in his father's things that doesn't fit any lock in their New York City apartment. Since its container is labeled "Black," Oskar sets out to speak to everyone in New York City with the last name of Black.
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