• Episod­ic
  • Clear
  • Effec­tive
  • Punc­tu­at­ed
  • Oral fam­i­ly his­to­ry
  • Short chap­ters
  • world­ly wis­doms
  • anec­do­tal
  • strong­ly fic­tion­al­ized ele­ments


  • loose­ly based on real events (fac­tu­al only to a cer­tain extent)
  • some or even many parts of the sto­ry are fic­tion­al or have been changed
  • A sto­ry from mem­o­ries of the author’s moth­er –> impos­si­ble to get to the truth
  • the author freely admits that she has tak­en lib­er­ties to make the sto­ry more inter­est­ing: NOVEL

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