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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Beyond the Birthday Candles
by León Murillo, Olga, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2020, 88; 27957997
Abstract (Summary)

Beyond the Birthday Candles is a collection of short stories about women coming of age. Technically, we are always coming of age. Some of the stories deal with death at early and late age. Others are about sexual awakenings, sexual assault, and body image issues. The smaller pieces divide the more substantial works that also concern familiar, “everyday” troubles. These stories were written in hopes of making women (or anyone going through similar experiences) feel less alone in what they might be facing. Aging is awkward at every stage.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Greenberg, Suzanne
Commitee: Glatt, Lisa, Hernandez, David
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: English
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 82/4(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Creative writing, Womens studies
Keywords: Coming of age, Death, Latinx stories, Nahuatl, Spanish, Women of color
Publication Number: 27957997
ISBN: 9798684688751
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