Louise Penny Writing Styles in A Fatal Grace

Louise Penny
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Point of View

Louise Penny tells her novel "A Fatal Grace" in the third-person limited omniscient perspective. This is done for at least two reasons. The first is that the novel is a murder mystery, and evidence and clues are revealed only over time as the characters discover them. To keep the reader guessing, and to allow the reader to know just as much, or a little less than the characters in the novel, the narration is given limited omniscience. Readers only learn things as the characters do. The novel is told in the third-person due to the wide-ranging, diverse and sheer number of characters contained in the novel. The third person narrative acts as a unifying point between disparate people and places, allowing the reader to more easily handle such distinctions.

Language and Meaning

Louise Penny tells her novel "A Fatal Grace" in language that is simple...

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