Pam Jenoff Writing Styles in The Lost Girls of Paris

Pam Jenoff
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Point of View

Jenoff’s novel focuses on three main protagonists: Eleanor, Marie, and Grace. Each chapter begins with the name of the character from whose perspective Jenoff writes. Jenoff uses a third-person limited narration, which limits the reader to information accessible to the character from whose perspective the story is told, but also opens the reader to the inner thoughts, emotions, motivations, and conflicts. The novel therefore takes on an extremely personal tone, allowing the reader to come to know the three women intimately as it progresses.

The limited point of view of the novel is significant to the narrative itself as well. Because much of the central conflict of the story revolves around the mystery of the ultimate fate of the agents and why the British government continued to broadcast on a compromised radio, the fact that the reader is limited to the knowledge available to...

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