Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Voice Lessons

My Name is Red
translated from Turkish by Erdağ Göknar
Vintage International (a division of Random House) 2001
I recommend this book as a lesson in writing differing voices. Chapters are told by different characters. One is written by a gold coin, that turns out to be counterfeit, while another is written by a painting of a dog. Still another is told by a corpse. Each is believable in content and detail.

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