Tana French Writing Styles in Faithful Place

Tana French
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Point of View

The story is presented in first person from Frank Mackey's point of view. The perspective is appropriate and reasonable to the story and allows the author to present the information in such a way that the ending is at least something of a surprise. The perspective is limited to Frank's knowledge, which is also appropriate. For example, the reader doesn't know what happened to Rosie until the moment that Frank learns of her fate, after the body is found. The reader's knowledge is also limited to Frank's perspective. For example, Frank recalls a night when Shay locked Frank and Kevin in the basement of a neighboring house. In Frank's mind, Shay had locked them in to torture Frank and Kevin, who were younger. But Shay reveals his version of the events that night and says that their father had come home drunk and threatening to kill...

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