Writing Techniques in Fall From Grace

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Fall From Grace is a series of narratives told from six different points of view, another feature which earned it criticism from reviewers, who found the narratives disjointed and confusing.

The story often weaves between past and present, detailing the current status between Kathleen and Brien, then moving to flashbacks of Kathleen's early relationship with Kieran. Often a brutal sexual scene between Kathleen and Brien is followed by a tender adolescent memory of the respect and concern and affection which obviously existed in the childhood relationship between Kathleen and Kieran. While such techniques can sometimes be confusing to a reader, the switches in narration and the obvious switches in theme and tone serve to illustrate the vast differences in the treatment of one woman by two different men. The contrasts between Brendan's narratives and those of James serve to portray two very different clerics and to illustrate...

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