Karen Russell Writing Styles in Swamplandia!

Karen Russell
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Point of View

This story is told from the first person point of view of 13-year-old Ava Bigtree. The reader knows Ava is narrating the story because she refers to herself as “I” and “me” as she narrates. Ava narrates the story after the events of which she speaks have already occurred. The reader can tell this because Ava describes in the opening chapter how the amusement park and her family fell. She already knew that her family would fall apart and that they would loose their land and their home. Because Ava narrates the story from a point in the future, she is able to tell not only her own story but also the story of her brother and his life while he worked at the World of Darkness hoping to be able to send money back to his family.

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