Joan Abelove Writing Styles in Go and Come Back

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Point of View

"Go and Come Back" is written in the first person point of view; the narrator is a young Isabo girl named Alicia, who is around 12 or 13 years of age. All of the action and events in the novel are presented as Alicia sees and understands them from the cultural perspective of an Isabo native. The novel is written as though the action, events, and conversations have just recently happened, and there is no foreshadowing of events that are to come. There are also no major "flashback" scenes, although there are occasionally references to things that have happened in the past. Alicia continually offers her own observations and comments on events during the course of the story.

The narrative is a mix of descriptive prose and dialogue, and is written in a way that allows the reader to see the world through Alicia's eyes, from the perspective...

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