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Installments is a complex, multi-tiered literary narrative. The frame (outermost level) is about Harry, a mystery writer struggling with a new story, and his interactions with the writers’ group helping him through those struggles. The story-within-the-story (innermost level) is a mystery about Detective Jonathan Starks, who is undergoing art therapy to help him deal with the repressed emotions associated with a serial killer investigation. The dynamic interplay between these two levels sheds light upon the story-writing process, particularly those aspects of it that the reader seldom sees in the final draft of a story.

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