Does Desai use instances of flash-forward or flashback to order the events in this story?

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The story is told in the order that the events took place, with no real examples of flash-forward or flashback.

It could not even be argued that the thoughts Ravi has while sitting on the side of the dusty bathtub in the shed, about the glory he would receive when he emerged victorious in the game of hide-and-seek, were a flash-forward, because that isn't the way the story ends. As it turns out, he receives ridicule, rather than this reward that he so anticipated.

If the story had been told with Ravi as an old man, perhaps telling a grandchild the story of why he felt so insignificant as a youngster, it could be classified as a flashback. However, this story is told purely in...

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