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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.
Gilead is written in the present tense.
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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