Edan Lepucki Writing Styles in Woman No. 17

Edan Lepucki
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Point of View

The novel is told through the alternating first person past points of view of Esther and Lady. Both characters get equal page time, and they both narrate their current lives and their pasts. Their current lives often converge and overlap because they live on the same property and spend a lot of their time together, especially towards the end of the novel. Their pasts lives offer less obvious convergence and overlap, but through their memories we can see why these two women feel drawn to one another even if, at times, they seem to be at odds with one another or even feel hostile towards on another. Both women grew up with mothers who were unconventional and who exhibited forms of emotional abuse that scarred them and made their relationships with themselves and their identities shaky and hard to define. Because of this shared history...

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