Forgot your password?  

Bernard MacLaverty Writing Styles in Grace Notes

Bernard MacLaverty
This Study Guide consists of approximately 55 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Grace Notes.
This section contains 930 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Grace Notes Study Guide

Style

Point of View

Even though an omniscient narrator tells the story, it is told completely from Catherine's point of view. Because the novel deals with Catherine's depression and grief, the reader is privy to all of her thoughts. Her thoughts flow rhythmically from past to present with small bursts of insight in between. Catherine views the world as being full of music. She finds sounds and rhythms in everyday things and creates music from combining these things with the lessons of her childhood.

Catherine infuses every plot point with her history. Her arrival in Ireland is filtered through her remembrances of childhood and her own child. While she is in labor, she remembers the different things her various music teachers taught her over the years. The birth of Anna brings back memories of her parents and her current relationship with them. As she waits for the movers to arrive...

(read more from the Style section)

This section contains 930 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Grace Notes Study Guide
Copyrights
Grace Notes from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook