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This book is character driven. There is a plot, but the most interesting part is McDowell’s transformation. After reading the first few chapters, I hated his character. He treated everyone around him like inferior beings. He treated the women especially badly, and I don’t think he viewed them as human. As the book progressed though, he changed. His relationship with his daughter, Sophie, helped to humanize him. The multiple narrative perspectives also gave a well-rounded view of his character. Additionally, after the tragedy, his world view changed and so did his treatment of others. This growth made the book feel like a coming-of-age novel, despite McDowell being a full-grown adult. This was my favorite part of the novel.
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