Kim Edwards Writing Styles in The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Kim Edwards
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Point of View

Kim Edwards takes a strictly omnipotent perspective as an author. She is not only able to tell us the story, but she reaches into her characters' minds to tell us what they are feeling and thinking. She shifts her focus from one character to the next in each chapter, however, her view is always omnipotent. She not only describes what the characters are going through, but provides dialogue that reveals their feelings, as well.

This point of view is important to this story because there are several characters who are deeply impacted by the events in the story. Because their lives and the lie that is told are intertwined in unique ways, it is necessary for the author to have the full range of knowledge about each of the characters, including their innermost emotions. The story is told equally through exposition and dialogue, as well as...

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