A writer

A writer, Debra Marquart, in her memoir about growing up in North Dakota, The Horizontal World, is a fragment that exhibits her indirect interpretation of love for the upper Midwest. Marquart’s purpose is to impress upon the readers the idea that despite being a dull and unimpressed location for certain people, it has many unknown unique qualities and can not just be found anywhere else easily. Through her usage of allusions and changing tones from beginning to the end, she was able to juxtapose the two distinct perspectives about upper Midwest: the drabness in the beginning to a hopeful ending from her family history.