The Management of Grief

What is the author's style in The Management of Grief by Bharati Mukherjee?

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The perspective in "The Management of Grief" is Shaila's and allows the reader to understand the world as she sees it. This narration may be called "third person limited" as the reader is privy to Shaila's deepest thoughts but does not have access to any other character's thoughts. The intimate revelation of thought and motive provides justification for Shaila's judgment of people and events. For instance, when Shaila tells Kusum that she is "running away" by going back to India to follow a religious life of mourning, we understand Shaila's logic from her description of the "mindless mortifi- cation" of her grandmother.