English Language and Literature ETDs

Title

BACK 2 LIFE

Publication Date

9-15-2014

Abstract

Back 2 Life is a collection of novellas featuring a woman named Vennie Rodriguez and her two adult daughters, Socs and Sara. The woman owns a struggling beauty shop in Albuquerque's South Valley, and one day, she uncovers the body of a toddler buried in the playground across the street from her business. This event ripples through each woman leaving each to reconcile old goals and hopes for smaller, quieter existences.

Degree Name

MFA Creative Writing

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

English

First Advisor

Warner, Sharon

First Committee Member (Chair)

Warner, Sharon

Second Committee Member

Martin, Greg

Third Committee Member

Jussawalla, Feroza

Fourth Committee Member

Beene, LynnDianne

Language

English

Keywords

Santo Nino, Baby Angel, embroidery, Great Expectations, Vennie, Socs, Sara, hair, picture, cake, burial, Ally, Gracie, sky

Document Type

Dissertation

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