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Master of Arts (MA)
Magee, Kelly, 1976-
De la Paz, Oliver, 1972-
Miller, Brenda, 1959-
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.
Western Washington University
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Toole, K., "Sugar sandwiches" (2011). WWU Masters Thesis Collection. 101.