Julia Lederman

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Lara To me, and this is very much a quick reaction as well having only just finished reading it less than 10 minutes ago, but I think that the narration changes from first to third person at the point where she can't think of the situation as happening to her - it feels more like she is telling someone else's story than her own - and returns to the first person when she becomes more comfortable with the way that the situation has played out its course and has come to terms with what has happened better.
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Don Hackett This is a quick reaction (this may be hard to believe when you asked 50+ days ago): The third person in the middle may be a symptom of the giving up of self--dreams, art, sexuality-- in wife/motherhood. The return to first person may be the result of having that solid but deadening role rocked by the husbands cheating.
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