Sydney asked:

Who narrates the first section, Oscars childhood and teen years? There are some times when the narrator slips into first person, suggesting that there is some relationship to Oscar and his family.

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JM Yeah, the narrator is Yunior, a guy who befriends Oscar and who's also the narrator for most of the short stories in Junot Díaz's compilations "Drown" and "This Is How You Lose Her." Yunior is kind of the author's alter ego.
Yvonne I agree that the POV can be confusing at the beginning...
Nicole I'm only a bit into the book, but it seems like the narrator is Oscar's friend.
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