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In Miss Lonelyhearts the third-person narrator stays close to the perspective of the male columnist called Miss Lonelyhearts, except in the chapter called "Miss Lonelyhearts Attends a Party." At the end of that chapter, the narrator takes the perspective of Miss Lonelyhearts's boss, Shrike.
Miss Lonelyhearts is written in the past tense.
Throughout Miss Lonelyhearts the main character, a male advice columnist, is referred to only by his pen name, Miss Lonelyhearts. His column prints letters from the lonely and the downtrodden, complete with answers and advice from Miss Lonelyhearts.
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