Marilyn Monroe's dog called Mafia, a gift from Frank Sinatra, is the narrator of Andrew O'Hagan's new novel.
“These photos were taken a few weeks before 1960, when Mom was about five weeks pregnant with me,” the narrator says.
"There was no special story," a narrator will say, before falling into a lengthy narrative.
1610s, from Latin narrator "a relater, narrator, historian," agent noun from narrat-, stem of narrare "to tell, relate" (see narration). In sense of "a commentator in a radio program" it is from 1941.