Mary Gaitskill Writing Styles in This Is Pleasure

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Point of View

The point of view of the novella switches back and forth between Quin and Margot. Margot begins the novella with a section of her own. She does not talk much about herself. Rather, she recounts an anecdote that Quin once told her and details her response and the response of her husband. For most of the novel, Margot continues to use her sections to narrate stories about Quin and to discuss whether or not he should be condemned as a bad man. Aside from a few details about her marriage and career, the story places all of Margot’s narrative attention on Quin. Quin’s sections also focus primarily on Quin. He speaks often of the women he mentored and harassed, but the focus in his sections is still on their relationship to him. Interestingly enough, the novella chooses not to include the perspective of...

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