Chris Crutcher Writing Styles in Stotan!

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Walker Dupree, a teenager and high-school athlete is the narrator of "Stotan!" The story is recounted completely from his point of view. Walker is a young man at a time when he is making choices about his life as an independent adult. He is an independent person and his parents, who are a good deal older than the parents of his friends, have not been very involved in his life. As he looks ahead to his own future, he also looks to the example of his brother, John, who is 15 years older than him. John is a drug user and dealer who has done little with his life and Walker wants to avoid ending up like him. Nevertheless, he admits he has been influenced by his brother, if only in his appreciation for the music of an earlier generation.

The narration unfolds as if it is...

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