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Point of View

The novel is narrated in the first-person, switching between the perspectives of Claire and Lydia as well as the narration by Sam in his letters to Julia. The author places few limitations on the access to Claire, Lydia, and Sam's inner thoughts, allowing the reader to understand each character's true motivations and conflicts, though they are not always truthful with each other.

The narrator plays with the role of memory especially while Claire is discovering more about Paul and simultaneously more about who she was when they began their relationship and how she has changed. Readers are able to see her passive acceptance of Paul into her life, seeking stability, and the woman she becomes through his influence.

Language and Meaning

With each change in perspective, the language and tone of the novel also changes to reflect the character's personality and emotional state. The changes...

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