Robert Dugoni Writing Styles in Close to Home

Robert Dugoni
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Point of View

This story is told from the point of view of a third person narrator. This narrator focuses his narration on Tracy, Del, and Leah. As he follows each of these characters in turn, the narrator tells the events of the story through that character’s perspective. The narratives include a particular character’s emotions, thoughts, and memories.

The characters whom Dugoni chooses to place his focus on are as important as those that he does not choose to have his narrator follow. For instance, as the narrator focuses on Tracy, the reader sees Tracy’s view of the way D’Andre’s case is treated in light of the racial tensions. Tracy makes assumptions about what Shaniqua thinks about her and how she might be reacting to the progress of the case. The reader chooses not to focus on Shaniqua and her ideas about Tracy...

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