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John Irving Writing Styles in Until I Find You: A Novel

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Point of View

Until I Find You is told from the point of view of Jack Burns, the main character, but is narrated from an omniscient standpoint in the third person. The narrator of the story explains the thoughts and motivations of Jack, but also can see into the future and the past and comment on the larger context of what Jack experiences.

For example, in the early chapters of the book, the narration uses phrases such as, "As Jack would one day learn," and, "In reality, Jack understood little of what had happened there. Although he didn't know it, a pattern had begun" (p. 36). These early chapters are presented as the character Jack remembers his childhood, but the narration hints that his recollections are not completely accurate. The revelation of what actually happened during his childhood is a dramatic part of the later portions of the book.

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