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The Year of Magical Thinking is told in first-person perspective. The author, Joan Didion, narrates her grief in the year after her husband's death.
The Year of Magical Thinking alternates between the past tense and present tense.
Magical thinking is a term psychologists use to refer to illogical beliefs people sometimes have, such as superstitions. Magical thinking may be a part of the grieving process, as it is for Joan Didion in The Year of Magical Thinking.
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