Curtis Sittenfeld Writing Styles in American Wife

Curtis Sittenfeld
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Point of View

This story is told from the first person point of view of Alice Blackwell. The intent of the book is to describe how Alice’s life has changed through the years. The best way to do this is to let Alice tell her story in her own words. Had this story been told in any other point of view it would not have had the emphasis on Alice’s shock at being thrown into a world for which she is totally unprepared.

Language and Meaning

Within this novel, there is a good deal of talk about literature and reading related topics. In one part of the novel Alice compares herself and her friends to characters in a book. In another she compares her life and the parts of her life as a novel that she has not yet finished reading.

There is some discussion in...

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