M.O. Walsh Writing Styles in My Sunshine Away

M.O. Walsh
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Point of View

The author has written My Sunshine Away in the first person point of view with the protagonist filling the role of narrator. He never gives his name and this allows him a bit of anonymity. Perhaps because he is a suspect in a rape case this seems to make sense. However, on a literary level, this fills another role. So much of what the narrator shares is about his infatuation with his neighbor, his learning about and experimentation with sexuality during his teen years and the effects of loss and grief within his family. These experiences are common to the human condition and as such most people can relate to his experiences in some way. The lack of a name, allows for an even closer identification as the narrator's position could be filled by anyone, living on any street in suburban America.

The narrator tells...

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