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Tess Gerritsen Writing Styles in Harvest

Tess Gerritsen
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Style

Point of View

The story is written in third person from an omniscient point of view. The perspective changes as the setting changes. Because there are characters who begin their lives in Russia and others in the United States, the omniscient view is the only real option available to the author. The perspective is omniscient because the author reveals events from the various characters simultaneously. For example, Yakov and the other boys are being taken from Russia at the same time as Abbey is working at Bayside. The reader knows this because Yakov's friends are used for organ harvest and one of them provides a heart for Vivian Voss. Meanwhile, Abbey is working at Bayside as part of the transplant team.

The story is told through a mixture of dialogue and exposition. The use of dialogue is used most often to set the scenes, introduce characters and move the...

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