Abstract

This collection of short stories explores the different ways in which women experience suffering. The narrative focuses on the daily lives of women who have undergone some type of heartbreak. While the stories occasionally include the incident which leads to despair, the collection is more concerned with the way women function after a personal tragedy. The stories show the grace of people who continue to move forward when their lives are filled with suffering. Sexuality enters the stories and exposes both the triumph and destructive nature of sexuality. A critical introduction which explains how complication and beauty amplify story proceeds the collection.

Degree

MFA

College and Department

Humanities; English

Rights

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Date Submitted

2009-12-04

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd3327

Keywords

Suffering, Women, Beauty, Sexuality

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