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dc.contributor.advisor Ngalabak, Helon Habila Rivett, Sheryl Louise
dc.creator Rivett, Sheryl Louise 2015-12-03 2016-06-28T17:56:20Z
dc.description This thesis has been embargoed for 5 years and will not be available until December 2020. en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis is the first half of a novel. The novel follows a heroine’s journey plot structure and includes the stories of not only the main protagonist, Evelyn, but also the stories of her two mothers, Helen and Elizabeth (Bess). The primary story is set in the early 1950s and alternates between Washington D.C. and central Virginia. The mothers’ stories are told in first person and the protagonist’s story is told in close third person. The author explores agency in each of the main character’s lives through this character-driven novel. During the first half of the twentieth century, women often had limited choices and opportunities, and those choices often had far-reaching effects—effects with which the three main characters must come to terms. Given that the novel takes place in the early 1950s, an important time period in the growing civil rights movement, race, prejudice, and confusing social mores are central to the story. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject fiction en_US
dc.subject feminist creative writing en_US
dc.subject mother daughter narrative en_US
dc.subject heroine's journey en_US
dc.subject novel draft en_US
dc.subject women's fiction en_US
dc.title Finding Evelyn en_US
dc.type Thesis en Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing en_US Master's en Creative Writing en George Mason University en
dc.description.embargo 2020-12-03

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