Emily St. John Mandel Writing Styles in The Lola Quartet

Emily St. John Mandel
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Point of View

The Lola Quartet is told through a third person, omniscient narrator. The narrator is neutral and doesn’t provide commentary or judgement on the character. In this regard, the narrator seems reliable in presenting the facts of the story objectively.

Different chapters focus on different characters. The first section of the novel has a strong emphasis on the character Gavin. While the section is Gavin-centric, the opening chapter is a brief introduction to Anna not long after she’s had her baby, Chloe. The second part puts more of an emphasis on Daniel. The third part puts the emphasis on Sasha. Ultimately, however, the story is Gavin’s. His actions drive the other characters to act; he is the instigator.

The narration also gives the reader a sense of regret. In looking back on the past, enough time has gone by for the characters to...

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