Anuradha Roy Writing Styles in Sleeping on Jupiter: A Novel

Anuradha Roy
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Point of View

While the novel’s retrospective sections are told entirely from Nomi’s perspective, the novel’s present-day sections alternate between several different character perspectives. The novel’s retrospective sections concern Nomi’s childhood and are told from Nomi’s first-person point of view. The novel’s present-day sections are told in the third-person, but the narration in these sections is limited to one character’s perspective at any given time. The point-of-view characters in these sections are Nomi, Suraj, Vidya, Latika, Gouri, Badal, and no other characters. In these sections, the narration is always limited by the perspective of the point-of-view characters and, therefore, never includes any information of which these characters are not aware. The narrative always limits its point of view to the experiences of the characters to emphasize the importance of their personal struggles, their thoughts, and their sequences of emotions as...

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