Jeanette Winterson Writing Styles in Written on the Body

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The point of view of this novel is first person. The narrator is character that neither has name nor gender. The narrator tells the story in a rambling sort of way, as though sharing with a friend the events that led to deep heartbreak. In fact, the narration often includes comments from the narrator expressing emotions as though the narrator is speaking directly to the object of that person's affections.

The point of view works in this novel because it is written as though a narrative to a close friend or a rambling letter written to a lover. The novel is an intimate, rambling story that begins as though in the present but moving through the past to retell a story from the beginning. The point of view makes this structure easy to believe, engrossing the reader in the narrator's story and allowing the reader to...

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