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Sally Hepworth Writing Styles in The Things We Keep: A Novel

Sally Hepworth
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Point of View

The author uses three first person points of view throughout the novel: Anna, Eve, and Clementine. In a sense, all three of these narrators are unreliable in their own way. Anna's memory is deteriorating, so she is the most unreliable of all three of them. As the novel progresses, her ability to tell her story gets worse, and the reader has to rely on the other narrators to fill in for her. At the end of the novel, when she stays in Jack’s house for a little bit, she keeps thinking that she is staying at the mall. This is very confusing for the reader. We know that she is at Jack’s house and not the mall. It is not until Eve, an outsider who has never been to Jack’s house, visits his house and makes a comment that his front room...

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