The Art of Racing in the Rain Questions and Answers
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In the book The Art of Racing in the Rain, what are the turning points or significant events that affect the development of the plot?

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When a reader talks about "turning points and significant events" he or she is speaking specifically about plot development.  The plot of a story is comprised of six different parts:  the exposition, the inciting incident (or conflict), the rising action, the climax, the falling action, and the resolution.  The Art of Racing in the Rain is a perfect novel to speak about these plot points as "turning points and significant events."

In the exposition, the reader learns about our narrator, Enzo, who is a dog.  Even though the crux of the story centers around Denny (the race car driver and Enzo's owner), Enzo's thoughts as narrator...

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