Carl Hiaasen Writing Styles in Flush

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Point of View

"Flush" by Carl Hiaasen is written in the first person narrative. Noah Underwood is the juvenile protagonist of the story and the story is written from his perspective. By writing from Noah's point of view, the reader has the advantage of knowing how some very adult issues are seen through the filter of adolescence.

Noah is forced to be the peace-keeping arbiter between his father and mother both of whom he loves and he hopes and prays stay together. His parents love each other, but Donna, his mother, is getting fed up with Paine's impulsive nature and over zealousness in the causes that are dear to him and that most recently landed him in the slammer. Noah tells the reader through his thoughts that he, too, is hurt and disappointed and confused about his father's incarceration.

Noah doesn't vocalize his concern because he doesn't want to...

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