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Kill for love
by Picklesimer, Laura, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 160; 10099871
Abstract (Summary)

Kill for Love is the first half of a novel written during my two years as an M.F.A. student at California State University, Long Beach. The novel’s protagonist, Tiffany, is a privileged sorority member living in West L.A. The novel opens soon after her senior year has begun. Her usual vapid activities no longer satisfy her, and she cannot sleep. After a fraternity party, Tiffany gives into a homicidal urge, killing her date. She soon embarks on a murder spree while trying to maintain a relationship with her new love interest. I used Tiffany’s murderous habits to comment on class, gender and college culture.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Cooper, Stephen
Commitee: Glatt, Lisa, Zepeda, Rafael
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: English
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Creative writing, American literature
Keywords: Creative writing, L.a. fiction, Novel
Publication Number: 10099871
ISBN: 978-1-339-63827-0
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