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Jess Walter Writing Styles in The Financial Lives of the Poets

Jess Walter
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Point of View

The story is written in first-person narrative form from Matt's point of view. Majority of the text is Matt narrating what is going on around him, providing insights and information on the characters. Matt is not an omniscient narrator, so any information conveyed by Matt about other characters is only his opinion and does not represent fact.

Matt's limited perspective on many of the characters leaves room for readers to predict and make their own assumptions. Many times Matt's opinions are clearly wrong and the reader is able to make the correct assumptions. This dynamic also leaves the reader with questions which will be answered later. For example, Matt and Lisa show no signs of ever having been happy but later in the narrative the audience learns of how in love they were at the beginning of their marriage. Because the narrative is told only...

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