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Kate Walbert Writing Styles in Our Kind: A Novel in Stories

Kate Walbert
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Our Kind is presented by the narrative all-knowing We. The community or group of friends presents a common opinion or attitude. All members of the group are assumed to have a similar point of view. Some of the individuals may have distinctly different ideas, i.e. Esther, which may be at variance to the others.

There is clearly a We point of view which speaks for the group. Against the We, an individual character or characters may show a different point of view. The individual members may express their own individuality by what they say. Overall they are a cohesive group. They state a common perspective and history excerpted as follows:

"Close-knit community, lived here for years but no ancestors buried here, just the place we have all ended up, married in 1953, divorced in 1976, grown daughters pity us, grown sons forget us, have grandchildren to visit...

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