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dc.contributor.advisor Shreve, Susan Patton, Lina
dc.creator Patton, Lina 2016-04-26 2018-05-25T15:09:28Z 2021-04-26T06:48:20Z
dc.identifier doi:10.13021/G8ZD6Q
dc.description This thesis has been embargoed for 5 years and will not be available until April 2021 at the earliest. en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a short coming-of-age novel following the life of a twenty-three-year-old girl as she moves from Minnesota to Washington, DC and desperately seeks to become the worldly, venerable person she imagines as her future self. But, as she struggles through graduate school (where her project is to help the state lottery reach out to younger players), begins a love affair with an older military officer (who holds more at stake than she first thought), and tries to navigate her own psyche (which is constantly pulled between her head and her heart), she realizes her plans—and life—may not be as simple or straightforward as she first thought.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject novel en_US
dc.subject coming-of-age en_US
dc.subject fiction en_US
dc.subject literary fiction en_US
dc.title The Year of _____ en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing en_US Master's en_US Creative Writing en_US George Mason University en_US

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