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The novel is told from the perspective of the main character and narrator, British journalist Thomas Fowler.
The Quiet American is written in the past tense.
After the death of Thomas Fowler's friend, Alden Pyle, Fowler refers to him as "a quiet American," and the local police chief darkly jokes that Pyle is "a very quiet American." In contrast to the novel's Bill Granger, a noisy, obnoxious American journalist, the author may be suggesting, in a half joking manner, that a dead American is the only quiet kind of American.
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