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The book is written in the first person perspective, which means that the action and events are presented from the author's point of view. Any emotions or motives from other people in the story are not available from those people and are presented from the author's perspective where applicable.

The book may be considered an essay as opposed to a novel because of its journalistic tone and content, which provides facts and not speculation. The people named in the essay are not characters crafted from the author's imagination, but real people in a real life drama. The foundation for Malcolm's essay are actual documents of public record, as well as personal interviews which support the author's attempt to publish a well-balanced journalistic approach to the subject.

Even though Malcolm's piece has the feel of a journalistic essay, she does use some literary techniques. An example is the analogy...

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