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September 09, 2014, 10:20:12 PM

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Ultimately, all of the main characters in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close are in mourning, for the father, husband, and son that they lost over one year earlier.   Is the grieving process more successful for some characters than others, and if so, why?  What makes it particularly challenging for some characters?  Do you think that any of them obtain some closure by the end of the book?

What makes it so hard for Oskar, our narrator, to move on?  How does he try to cope with his loss?  What does digging up his father's grave mean to him?

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