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Master of Arts (MA)
Miller, Brenda, 1959-
Trueblood, Kathryn R., 1960-
Vulić, Kathryn R., 1972-
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.
Women--Identity, Identity (Psychology) in literature
Western Washington University
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Jennings, Robin, "Steal yourself" (2012). WWU Graduate School Collection. 214.