Please Repeat That: Repetition as a Stylistic Device in Tony Hillerman’s Skinwalkers

Thesis by Stephen Brown, Spalding University, February 20, 2017. An Extended Critical Essay on Tony Hillerman's novel, Skinwalkers.

Abstract: “Please Repeat That: Repetition as a Stylistic Device in Tony Hillerman’s Skinwalkers,” by Stephen Brown, explores the use of repetition in a work of fiction, and focuses on Tony Hillerman’s use of two protagonists in Skinwalkers—his first book to gain national prominence. With two detectives investigating four murders, repetition is the literary glue holding this complex novel together.