THE TOWN by William Faulkner The narrative thread involves tall tale type Snopes' stories as well as poignant ones. The 3 narrators represent young, middle, and older generation points of view of the town. Charles Mallison relates events before he was born all the way to age 13. The middle rep., Gavin Stevens emerges as a conflicted love interest. And V.K. Ratliff, representing the older residents, isn't above staking out a door to get his gossip straight.