Julia Pierpont Writing Styles in Among the Ten Thousand Things

Julia Pierpont
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Point of View

The point of view of the novel is a third-person, omniscient narrator. The primary lens of the story is examined through the eyes of Kay, an 11-year-old girl, learning a graphic account of her father's affair.

The novel looks at what happens when people do things they should not. Kay should not open the box. Simon should not sneak off to be with Teagan. Jack should not have had an affair, and Deb should not have had an affair with Jack while he was married to his first wife. By framing the characters thusly, it allows the narrator to examine regrets, insecurities, infidelity, sex, and existing in a dysfunction family.

The inciting incident of the novel comes in the form of a letter, which is provided as full-text at the opening of the novel. Throughout the book, other perspectives are given, including Deb, Jack, and...

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