Parvaneh asks Ove to teach her how to drive, and he eventually agrees. He also takes in a stray cat which he had previously found an annoyance. He tells Parvaneh about his past friendship with Rune and how they worked together to establish rules and order, with Ove as chairman of the neighborhood association board and Rune as the deputy chair. They grew apart over the years because Rune preferred Volvo cars and Ove Saabs until Rune organized a \"coup\" and replaced Ove as chairman. He also begins to bond with his new cat. He repairs a bike he confiscated from a neighborhood teen, Adrian, and returns it to Adrian, who works at a kebab shop with another youth called Mirsad. Ove notices Mirsad's eye makeup and wonders if he is \"one of those gays\" but does not shun him.
For years, rumors of the \"Marsh Girl\" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand.
Now fully caffeinated, I realize one of the three examples I previously mentioned, To Kill a Mockingbird, is actually narrated in first person, not omniscient. Aside from the further embarrassment of mistaking an aspect of what happens to be my favorite novel, I realize why I recalled it that way. 59ce067264