Chris Pavone Writing Styles in The Expats: A Novel

Chris Pavone
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Point of View

The point of view is third person limited, showing Kate's mindset. In chapters titled by times, Kate's limited point of view is shared in present tense. The entire book tells the events of one day, with multiple flashbacks in numbered chapters to fill in details in the story. The flashback chapters are told in past tense, indicating that Kate is thinking about events of the past as the events of one day, "today," unravel. Only one timed chapter, Chapter 34, is told in past tense. It is the final chapter of the book, and is told last to fill in details of Kate's negotiation with Hayden.

Language and Meaning

The language and meanings are easy to understand. Sentence fragments throughout the book reflect how quickly Kate is recalling flashbacks and trying to make sense of them in light of current events. When the fragments are less...

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