Surfacing Characters

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The Narrator

The narrator remains nameless throughout the entire novel, but even without this information, the reader may feel as though she is known intimately. She reveals her deepest thoughts, feelings, and experiences with a thorough and unflinching honesty, and her experience in this novel is one of coming to her own sense of personal truth about the events of her life, her life choices, her family and those who are truly loving to her. Her voice is highly personal. In the first part of the novel, she may seem to be almost emotionally flat, yet in the second part of the novel, she becomes more connected to and expressive of her emotions. By the novel’s final chapters, she seems to have touched the more primal aspects of being human, at times visionary or hallucinatory. In any case, her experience is truly a personal journey.

Anna

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