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Christina Baker Kline Writing Styles in A Piece of the World: A Novel

Christina Baker Kline
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Point of View

The novel is told entirely in the first person from Christina’s perspective. I this way, all events of the novel are filtered through Christina’s own emotions and her experience of the events. Because the novel is written entirely in the present tense, it is implied that the Christina who is narrating the events of the novel is always the same as the Christina who is experiencing the events in the moment. In other words, Christina’s own perspective changes along with the narrative shifts in time period. In other words, even in her capacity as the narrator, Christina only has awareness of events that have already happened; she never has awareness of future events such as would be the case if she were narrating from a future point in time as opposed to narrating events as she experiences them.

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