Lorna Landvik Writing Styles in Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons

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Point of View

The point of view of the novel switches back and forth between third person and first person. Each chapter has a different angry housewife as the narrator, some chapters written like a diary entry and others written through the third person as though observed by someone else. There is no pattern to the point of view, all the characters narrate in both views. The chapters remain in the same point of view throughout except when a chapter ends in a letter to Primrose written by Faith, each letter written in the first person point of view, changing the point of view in those chapters that are in third person.

The point of view works because it offers both closeness and distance. The first person points of view offer the reader an intimate look at the characters, inviting the reader into a mind that might not be...

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