Randy Wayne White Writing Styles in Sanibel Flats

Randy Wayne White
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The novel is told with a third-person narrator. For the most part, the story follows Ford's actions throughout the novel. There are some flashbacks that better explain parts of the novel, but for the most part, the entire story happens in real time as the events themselves are occurring. One key back flash in the novel is after Ford meets Zacul. The history of Zacul and his upbringing is described while he is yelling for Suarez, but this is a rare event in the novel.

In fact, the only real character analysis and in-depth coverage in the novel is the character of Ford. The other characters are essentially only what Ford perceives of them. For instance, MacKinley's life, feelings and thoughts are never covered in the story. Rafe Hollins' sudden appearance is a surprise, but his true motives are not revealed since we never get his...

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