Gilead | Study Guide

Marilynne Robinson

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Overview

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Author

Marilynne Robinson

Year Published

2004

Type

Novel

Genre

Drama

Perspective and Narrator

Gilead is an epistolary novel―a novel written in letters. The main character, John Ames, writes in first person to his six-year-old son.

Tense

Gilead is written in the present tense.

About the Title

The novel Gilead is set in Gilead, Iowa. Gilead is also a biblical reference, referring to the area east of the Jordan River. The prophet Elijah, who proclaimed the coming of the Messiah, was from Gilead. Elijah means "Yahweh is my God" in Hebrew, which is fitting since narrator John Ames is a pastor who comes from a long line of pastors.

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