English Language and Literature ETDs

Author

Melanie Unruh

Publication Date

8-19-2011

Abstract

This novel follows the lives of two protagonists, Daphne and Emily Ellis. Though their narratives are separated by 30 years, both young women must face difficult decisions as pregnant teenagers. As Daphne struggles to understand her own situation, she uncovers her deceased Aunt Emilys journals, and embarks on a journey that will unravel dark family secrets that are decades old.'

Degree Name

MFA Creative Writing

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

English

First Advisor

Mueller, Daniel

First Committee Member (Chair)

Shigekuni, Julie

Second Committee Member

Warner, Sharon Oard

Third Committee Member

Sethi, Roberta Clipper

Language

English

Keywords

Families--Fiction, Abortion--Fiction, American fiction--21st century

Document Type

Dissertation

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