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Date Permissions Signed

5-14-2012

Date of Award

2012

Document Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

First Advisor

Miller, Brenda, 1959-

Second Advisor

Trueblood, Kathryn R., 1960-

Third Advisor

Vulić, Kathryn R., 1972-

Abstract

Steal Yourself is a quest for identity, bursting with stories -- a hairdresser falls in love with the man who is robbing her salon, a wife steals a car that used to belong to her dead lover, two women trying to have a baby set off on a road trip filled with family secrets -- held together with a ribbon of flash fiction. The women in these stories are trying on lives - however likable or unlikable, or self-aware or delusional those discovered identities might end up becoming. This collection pursues its obsessions with intensity and clarity of mind as it balances explication and implication, edginess and pure storytelling, with theft and love.

Type

Text

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

796946247

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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