Leila Slimani Writing Styles in The Perfect Nanny

Leila Slimani
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Point of View

The novel is told from an omniscient narrator. In the first chapter, the narrator hovers over the scene in the apartment. The children have been murdered, but we do not know by who or why, yet, or even who these children are. As the chapter unfolds, the narrator swoops deeper into the scene and tells us about the mother, Myriam, who came home early from work that day to surprise her children and instead found them dead. The next chapter begins the first day that Myriam and her husband Paul hire their nanny. The narrator inhabits their heads and tells us how nervous they are. We stay with their perspective until the fourth chapter, where we get to inhabit Louise’s point of view while she wakes up early for work on her first day with the Massés. For the rest of the novel...

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