Naomi Alderman Writing Styles in The Power: A Novel

Naomi Alderman
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Point of View

The narration is written in the limited third person and the present tense. The narration adheres to a single character’s perspective at a time, but it often shifts between characters. The characters whose perspectives are the most prominent and the most common in the novel are Roxy, Allie, Tunde, and Margot. These characters and their perspectives are significant in that their origins are all distant from one another and yet their stories all intersect in different ways surrounding the main narrative. Margot and Allie are from the United States, Roxy is from England, and Tunde is from Nigeria, and yet the geographical locus of their intersecting storylines is Moldova. They are all drawn to the political upheaval of Moldova, which is in many ways the most extreme upheaval following the emergence of the skein powers.

These geographical intersections ultimately parley into thematic intersections, as...

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