Alice Hoffman Writing Styles in Faithful: A Novel

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Point of View

The perspective of this narrative is unique in the way that it is a superbly deep exploration into the troubled mind of a woman suffering from the mental illnesses of survivor's remorse and depression, yet the book is told in a third person semi-limited point of view. The narration is inside Shelby's head and yet it is never Shelby speaking directly to readers. Shelby's outward dialogue is much different from the thoughts the narrator discusses. This makes it feel as though the story is told by an unmentioned character: Shelby's psyche. It is as if her subconscious brain is openly discussing her deepest thoughts while Shelby herself is unable to identify these feelings. This unique perspective makes readers feel an even deeper connection to Shelby than any of the characters in the novel manage to establish. For example, Shelby is disappointed in her recent lack...

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