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Reason for Rejoice

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Date Issued:
2013
Abstract/Description:
This collection of short stories features characters who face unexpected situations arising from ordinary circumstances. Most of the characters find themselves compelled to react in ways that may even surprise themselves. A young woman finds her first feeling of joy in a long time in the face of her mother's possible death. Best friends recall their years spent doing drugs and ignoring responsibility. When a woman confronts her fear of sex, she finds herself literally in another world. Rather than sticking with one form, several stories depart from traditional structures. One flash fiction piece is told in the first-person collective voice; another story evolves into magical realism; two are linked, and one story is told as an elegy. What matters are the characters, their struggles, and their relationships with one another.
Title: Reason for Rejoice.
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Name(s): Karr, Jennifer, Author
Hubbard, Susan, Committee Chair
Neal, Mary, Committee Member
Rushin, Patrick, Committee Member
, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This collection of short stories features characters who face unexpected situations arising from ordinary circumstances. Most of the characters find themselves compelled to react in ways that may even surprise themselves. A young woman finds her first feeling of joy in a long time in the face of her mother's possible death. Best friends recall their years spent doing drugs and ignoring responsibility. When a woman confronts her fear of sex, she finds herself literally in another world. Rather than sticking with one form, several stories depart from traditional structures. One flash fiction piece is told in the first-person collective voice; another story evolves into magical realism; two are linked, and one story is told as an elegy. What matters are the characters, their struggles, and their relationships with one another.
Identifier: CFE0005101 (IID), ucf:50736 (fedora)
Note(s): 2013-05-01
M.F.A.
Arts and Humanities, English
Masters
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Subject(s): short stories -- fiction -- character driven
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0005101
Restrictions on Access: campus 2018-11-15
Host Institution: UCF

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