Akwaeke Emezi Writing Styles in Pet (Akwaeke Emezi)

Akwaeke Emezi
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Point of View

The novel is written in third-person, mostly from the perspective of Jam, a teenage girl who lives in the town of Lucille. The perspective typically follows Jam, which limits what the reader knows. For example, Jam and Pet are inside Redemption's home. They watch as Redemption goes into Moss's bedroom. Jam refuses to listen in on that conversation; she and Pet leave the house. Redemption later calls Jam and gives her only an overview of what Moss told him. He does not give Jam any of the details and the reader never knows what Moss told him, other than revealing Hibiscus as his molester. The perspective is not always completely limited, however. When Jam and Redemption confront Hibiscus int he basement, Redemption calls Hibiscus a "monster." The next line reads, "The word was like a barbed spear to the man's side" (181). That seems to be...

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