Ann Patchett Writing Styles in The Magician's Assistant

Ann Patchett
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The point of view of The Magician's Assistant is third person. This point of view is limited and unreliable. The fact that the point of view is limited is proven by the fact that the narrator knows not only the actions that occur during the novel but also the thoughts and feelings of Sabine; however, the narrator cannot report upon the thoughts and feelings of the other characters within the novel. This point of view is important to the novel since the focus of the novel is on Sabine and her reactions to the many things that she learns about Parsifal while she is visiting his family in Nebraska. If the narrator could not provide Sabine's thoughts and feelings, then the reader would not understand the significance of many of Sabine's discoveries.

The story is told through a fairly equal distribution of exposition and dialogue, which...

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