Zadie Smith Writing Styles in NW

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Point of View

The novel is written in the third-person point of view, from the perspective of the author, Zadie Smith. The point of view of this novel is intimate, allowing a reader to connect closely with each of the main characters in the novel. The book written in this manner allows the reader to get inside each character's head, thoughts and inner struggles. The point of view also allows the author to inject her own opinions into the narration and to expand on the events taking place around the characters and the occurrences taking place.

Setting

The novel takes place in London, specifically the NW neighborhood, during the 21st century. The main characters are involved in the daily life of living after growing up and coming from the same neighborhood in their childhoods.

The setting of this novel works well with the plot. At first, the reader is...

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