Karen Katchur Writing Styles in River Bodies

Karen Katchur
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Point of View

River Bodies jumps between three different third-person points of view. The three characters whose perspectives the reader must follow are John, Becca, and Parker. Although Becca's is the dominant perspective, her story is not complete without the perspectives of both John and Parker, two of the most important men in her life. This allows the author to weave her story together, giving the reader just enough details from each character's third-person point of view. The reader becomes emotionally invested in all three characters, making John's demise bittersweet and Becca's newfound strength satisfying.

The point of view also moves between the past and present. Becca's perspectives happen when she is a child and teenager, as those are when the events that shape the present plot occurred. Becca's present perspective, as a 30-year-old woman, is somewhat limited since she struggles to recall events from the past with...

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