Marlon James Writing Styles in John Crow's Devil

Marlon James
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Point of View

The novel is presented in past tense from varying perspectives. The majority of the novel can be read as if a narrator is presenting the details. Even with a narrator, the reader has a limited perspective and some information is never revealed. For example, Clarence watches his back in the mirror as he undergoes what appears to be a miraculous healing. He had been whipped, but his back literally goes from bloody open slashes to healed in a matter of seconds. The reader must decide how that happens. Apostle York, who is responsible for the healing, does not give any indication that he has called on a demonic interference. By this time in the story line, it seems clear that Apostle York is not a good man and probably does not have the ability to call on God for divine intervention. The narrator never reveals...

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