Sloan, Robin Writing Styles in Sourdough

Sloan, Robin
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Point of View

This novel is written in the past tense and is narrated from Lois’s first-person point of view. The narration details Lois’s thoughts and emotions as they relate to the plot events. However, the narrative perspective often shifts. Whenever Lois receives an email from Beoreg, the emails are transcribed exactly as Beoreg sends them, so they are in present tense from Beoreg’s perspective. At the end of the novel, there is one email from Lois that is transcribed from Lois’s first-person perspective in present tense. In short, the first-person perspective provides the reader with a more personal experience with the plot, and it gives the reader deeper insight regarding the protagonist’s relationship with other characters in the novel. Furthermore, the first-person narration gives the reader a more realistic narrative.

The author uses Lois’s first person to narrate the novel in...

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