An older Dominican woman who has made her living as a prostitute escorting powerful men from the Dominican Republic and countries all over Europe, Ybón lives next door to La Inca in Santo Domingo. Oscar falls in love with Ybón, and she thrives on his attention. Oscar chooses to die at the hands of Ybón’s boyfriend, the Capitán, rather than renounce her love.
The timeline below shows where the character Ybón appears in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 2, Chapter 6: Land of the Lost (1992-1995)
...whether, in all the talking, Oscar ever had a chance to be physically intimate with Ybón. Yunior says that nothing sexual happens that summer, but Oscar remains hopeful that if he... (full context)
Book 3, Chapter 7: The Final Voyage
Book 3, Chapter 8: The End of the Story
Book 3: The Final Letter