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dc.contributor.advisor Brkic, Courtney Angela Puente-Lay, Sofia
dc.creator Puente-Lay, Sofia 2020-05-07 2021-09-15T13:31:42Z
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 This thesis consists of a collection of short stories and concepts that explore cultural and generational navigation—within families, friend groups, intimates and strangers. The cultural background of many of the characters is based on my own heritage: my mother’s family is from Cambodia, my father is from Peru, I was born on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River and would grow up in neighboring Cincinnati. I’m aware of how exotic this all sounds on paper; what I hope to do in this work is to interrogate that assumption, to render diversity in all its human facets and showcase characters that subvert and complicate the traditional immigrant narrative/experience. The stories that my parents, grandparents, and community members shared with me were always spoken—I heard their voices, watched their faces, sat at their sides. This collection is the first attempt at distilling those human interactions into fiction en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject thesis manuscript en_US
dc.subject fiction en_US
dc.subject story collection en_US
dc.subject short stories en_US
dc.subject MFA thesis en_US
dc.title In the Wake We're Left 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 2030-05-07

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