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dc.contributor.advisor Habila, Helon Estes, Lindley
dc.creator Estes, Lindley 2021-05-06 2021-09-15T13:25:12Z
dc.description This thesis has been embargoed for 10 years. It will not be available until May 2030 at the earliest. en_US
dc.description.abstract Set in rural Southside Virginia, this thesis, a novel titled “Aural Oaks,” plumbs the depths of a community as it encounters change. It focuses on Savannah Vickers, whose quiet life is uprooted when her grandfather Rick goes missing. As she searches for the truth, she has to contend with her own past and decide her future. The Vickers family is an agricultural dynasty in this hamlet, and Savannah comes to terms with what that actually means as a legacy, as well as what it means for a woman to take over the name. Her world is populated with people both endearing and mysterious: her cousin Ester, boyfriend Clint, best friend Amber, blind great-aunt Wilda, vagrant father Mark and many more. Their voices punctuate the main narrative to build the feel of a community, build out the narrative, and invoke the drama of a Greek chorus in swiftly declining tobacco land. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject fiction en_US
dc.subject Southern literature en_US
dc.subject rural en_US
dc.subject Virginia en_US
dc.subject chorus en_US
dc.subject tobacco en_US
dc.title Aural Oaks: A Novel 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
dc.description.embargo 2030-05-06

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