Peter Heller Writing Styles in Celine by Peter Heller

Peter Heller
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Point of View

The novel’s narration is written in the past tense and the limited third person. The novel occasionally shifts between character perspectives, but the narrative perspective adheres to one character’s perspective at a time. Celine is the main point-of-view character of the novel, which is necessary in part to maintain suspense and mystery surrounding the investigation. By focusing on Celine’s perspective, the novel ensures that the reader acquire information about the central mystery at the same tie that Celine does. Similarly, the novel occasionally shifts and adheres to Hank’s perspective as a means of creating suspense regarding Hank’s investigation into the whereabouts of his half sister.

It is important to note that even when the novel adheres to Celine’s perspective, the novel does not immediately give the entire framework of her perspective. As the novel progresses, the story occasionally shifts...

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