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Kristan Higgins Writing Styles in Now That You Mention It

Kristan Higgins
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Point of View

Now That You Mention It is told by a first-person narrator, Nora, who has endured two traumas, being attacked by a strange man in her apartment and being run over by a van. Nora’s narrative demonstrates extensive amounts of internal thought, a symptom possibly reflecting her PTSD. Her internal thoughts, however, are often wry and offer commentary on the individuals she interacts with and the events that occur. Higgins simulates these thoughts two ways: by including short, terse sentences and fragments as well as by using italics. As Nora recovers from her PTSD, the quantity of her internal thoughts decreases and the narrative focuses more on the action of the scene as opposed to her thoughts.

In the opening chapter, the narrator presents her story as if she is narrating it from the dead. Nora states, “The first thought I had after I died...

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