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Writing Techniques in Kane and Abel

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Techniques

The events in the novel are arranged chronologically. The first two sections of the book juxtapose the two main characters. Kane and Abel officially meet in Part II of the story, setting up the conflict which will direct the remainder of the tale.

Archer uses world history as the backdrop for the novel, which in part reads like historical fiction. Abel is victimized by the Russians and is held prisoner. Kane's father goes down with the Titanic. When the author does not use historic events, he "name drops."

Archer liberally sprinkles his book with famous personalities. Abel works for General Mark Clark during World War II. Later he tries to get assistance for Polish refugees from Senator Joseph McCarthy, who criticizes him instead.

The book is filled with irony and twists of fate. Archer has his two main characters unknowingly interact and aid each other. During World War II...

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Kane and Abel from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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