Zoë Ferraris Writing Styles in Finding Nouf

Zoë Ferraris
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Point of View

Finding Nouf is told in the third person with alternating perspectives. Some chapters are in the perspective of Nayir and some chapters are in Katya's perspective. The effect of alternating perspectives of the two main characters is that readers are able to get a sense of what both characters are thinking but not saying.

This is especially important in this book because much goes unsaid between men and women, especially an unmarried man and woman. From the alternating perspectives dramatic irony is created—where the reader knows more than the character. Readers know Nayir and Katya's first impressions of each other and how their first impressions weren't really that accurate, but both characters didn't realize this until much later in the story.

Setting

Finding Nouf is set in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia during modern times. Jeddah is located along the coastline of Saudi Arabia about...

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