Gary Soto Writing Styles in Baseball in April and Other Stories

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Point of View

All of the stories are related from the third-person and omniscient point of view. The internal thoughts of characters are rarely divulged by the unnamed and effaced yet reliable narrator. The narrator's point-of-view is closely aligned with that of the protagonist in every story. This conveys the protagonists' dreams and needs in a highly sympathetic way. All of the primary characters in the book are quite likable people. None of them pursue questionable activities and their motivations are all plausible and easily understood. The straightforward narrative construction allows the book to be easily accessed and understood. There is no confusion because of the clear structure of each story. The author is obviously more interested in telling a story than creating meta-fictional gimmicks. The point of view selected is consistently appropriate for the stories included in the book and aids materially to an understanding of the material...

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