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Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Beasley, Bruce, 1958-
Lundeen, Kathleen, 1951-
How These Girls Shimmer is a collection of magical realist short stories that explores the relationship between mothers and daughters. It begins with the daughters’ narratives and builds into the mothers’. As a result, the collection’s arc demonstrates how those daughters eventually become mothers. Blending the ideas of writers such as Adrienne Rich and Kelly Link, this collection uses magical realism to re-present the familiar tropes of motherhood and emphasize how the institution of motherhood inscribes itself onto female bodies.
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Hands, Julia E., "How These Girls Shimmer" (2016). WWU Masters Thesis Collection. 502.