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R. O. Kwon
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They’d have gathered on a rooftop to watch the explosion. Platt Hall, I think, eleven floors up: I know his ego, and he’d have picked the tallest point he could. So often, I’ve imagined how they felt, waiting. With six minutes left, the slant light of dusk reddened the high old spires of the college, the level gables of the surrounding town.
-- Narration / Will (chapter 1)

Importance: Will imagines the scene as Jejah members watch the explosion. Will’s narration initially acknowledges that he was not present for this event, explicitly acknowledging that the account he is providing is imagined, before segueing into images so precise and detailed that it nevertheless gives the impression that he must have been there or must be well-informed about what he is describing. In this way, the author bolsters Will’s credibility as a narrator even while highlighting the fact that he is making things up...

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