Paolo Bacigalupi Writing Styles in The Water Knife

Paolo Bacigalupi
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Point of View

The novel is related in the past tense from a third-person omniscient narrator and alternates between focusing on the perspectives of its three central characters: Angel, Lucy, and Maria. Each character has their own distinct perspective on the events of the narrative which changes the perspective focus in each of their respective chapters.

Angel is the character who is the most “in the know” of all of the three protagonists. He works for Catherine Case in Nevada and is therefore privy to top-secret information and background knowledge which allows him to have a deeper understanding of events in the novel than the other characters. However, a change occurs for Angel’s character due to a breakdown of communications with Catherine Case and his progress in the novel involves him becoming less and less certain of what’s going on, with his perspective becoming ever more...

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