Aubyn, Edward St. Writing Styles in Dunbar

Aubyn, Edward St.
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Point of View

The novel is written in third person with an omniscient narrator. It begins with the protagonist of the story, Dunbar, whose life is spiraling downward. As the narrative unfolds, the POV's alternate between the heroes and villains: Megan and Abigail, Kevin and J, his daughter's bodyguards, Cogniccenti, Wilson, Chris, Mark, Florence. The perspectives move back and forth freely between perspectives until finally culminating in Dunbar's loss of business and daughter at the hospital.

The perspective is often curiously detached, so much so that it is difficult to know right away whose perspective we are in. For instance, in Chapter 2 it takes several pages before one realizes we are in Dr. Bob's perspective, and not in fact Megan or Abigail's. Similarly, in Chapter 8, it seems like the chapter is going to shift to Abigail's perspective but after a closer look, one realizes we never left Megan's...

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