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Point of View

This novel is told from the third person point of view. The point of view is omniscient and this is especially important to the subplot of this novel. If not for the omniscient point of view the reader would not be able to tie all the characters together. This allows the author to convey not only what the characters are doing but also what they are thinking and feeling, and in this case gives the reader crucial background information as well.

In this novel the character Doreen O'Doherty is George Lennox's girlfriend who takes the three Lennox girls and their cousin on their beach vacation when Bunty disappears. Doreen is also the nurse that Edmund Donner is dating years earlier and Doreen becomes pregnant with Edmund's child before he is killed during the war. Doreen gives the child up for adoption and this child is Sister...

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