Junior’s dog. Junior sees Oscar as “the only living thing that I could depend on” and “a better person than any human I had ever known.” When Oscar gets sick early in the novel, Junior’s Dad has to kill him because there is not enough money to take him to the vet.
The timeline below shows where the character Oscar appears in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2 - Why Chicken Means So Much to Me
Chapter 3 - Revenge Is My Middle Name