Cynthia Rylant Writing Styles in A Fine White Dust

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Point of View

A Fine White Dust is written in the first person. The protagonist, thirteen-year-old Pete Cassidy, is the narrator of the story. It is appropriate that Pete narrate because it is his story to tell. The focus of "A Fine White Dust" is Pete's struggle to find his God. He is a very spiritual and religious young boy and has been from the time he can remember.

By telling story through the impressionable adolescent, the reader learns the conflicted feelings he has about his parents and their lack of interest in organized religion. When young Pete meets up with the revivalist preacher, who he refers to as The Preacher Man, his admiration for the stranger and his vulnerability are apparent in his words and thoughts that he shares in his story.

Through Pete's words, the reader learns that his devotion to the Preacher is growing each time...

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