Anita Shreve Writing Styles in Eden Close

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The point of view of this novel is third person. The entire novel is seen through the eyes of Andrew, a business man who has returned to his hometown to bury his mother. The reader is allowed access to the action that takes place in the plot as well as Andrew's thoughts and memories. Much of the novel takes place in Andrew's head, replaying memories of his childhood, especially in situations involving the daughter of the next door neighbors, a childhood friend. This access to Andrew's thoughts and emotions adds an omniscient element to the point of view. At the end of each chapter, there is a small snippet of narration that appears in italics. These snippets are thoughts that come from Andrew's neighbor, Eden Close, describing how she feels about Andrew and discussing elements of the events that left her blind. These short snippets are...

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