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Date Permissions Signed

2-1-2011

Date of Award

2011

Document Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

First Advisor

Magee, Kelly, 1976-

Second Advisor

De la Paz, Oliver, 1972-

Third Advisor

Miller, Brenda, 1959-

Abstract

Sugar Sandwiches is an excerpt from a larger body of work about the life story of a young girl named Katie. This portion covers three key days of both loss and gain. This story interrogates the mother/daughter, sibling relationship as it functions in the unorthodox situation of the drifter family of the 1970's. It is about the bonds that enable Katie to survive this world. Set in small town Kansas, on a local carnival midway we see what choices mothers, daughters and sisters will make in life and in this piece specifically - when the family is not only observed by but also challenged by outsiders. This is not a family that thinks about doing, but because they must, they do.

Type

Text

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

722050359

Digital Format

application/pdf

Genre/Form

Academic theses

Language

English

Rights

Copying of this thesis in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this thesis for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.

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