Amy Bloom Writing Styles in Away

Amy Bloom
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Point of View

Away, by Amy Bloom is written in an omniscient viewpoint in which the story is told by an all-knowing presence that is able to reveal past or future events and can at any time dip into the consciousness of a given character and reveal their inner thoughts and emotions. Amy Bloom does a credible job of giving each of the major characters a unique and idiosyncratic voice so that the reader never struggles to follow the story line or figure out the sub plots.

Part one examines Lillian Leyb's past and present, along with revealing the strength of her character. The story takes place between July 1924 and May 1926 - the first part covering up until September 1925. Although several other characters are introduced in part one, the parts they play in Lilian's life are brief and only serve to add structure and context for survival. The...

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