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Rachel Cusk Writing Styles in Transit: A Novel

Rachel Cusk
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Point of View

the narrative uses Faye's first-person perspective. This is appropriate given that Faye approaches trying to find her new identity by being passive and trying to apply the lessons she learns from the stories of others to her own life. In order to see how, or whether, these stories give her the lessons she needs and how they shape her, readers need to know how she interprets them. This can only be done by hearing the stories through Faye's voice.

It is also appropriate given the fact that Faye is a writer and this is what she does for a living. She observes life and, from her observations, weaves stories with lessons or themes. She takes what some may see as ordinary objects and applies meaning to them. Readers see her teaching her students how to do the same in the class that she teaches where...

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