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The Girl in the Road, by Monica Byrne

By Monica Byrne The Girl in the Road: A Novel - Monica  Byrne

When I first learned how to analyze stories, my teacher taught us Gustav Freytag's Pyramid. A story opens with exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and finished with a dénouement. Graphically, the plot forms a lovely triangle. The more stories I read, however, the less this model works. It definitely doesn't work for Monica Byrne's stunning The Girl in the Road. If I had to map out the plot of this one, it would end up looking like a spiral...

 

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