Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6565

Date

2020

Date of Award

5-12-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Major

Creative Writing

Committee Chair

Eric Schlich

Committee Member

Courtney Santo

Committee Member

Lorinda Cohoon

Abstract

If You Can Believe Itis a novel of three female perspectives. Marla Morrow, Judith Pleasant, and Kassandra Henry are three women on the path of self-discovery in various ways. Set in a fictional town of Erusa, Kansas, this text explores both religious beliefs, the definition of motherhood, and what it means to love.If You Can Believe Itis fictional work that explores the craft of magical realism mixed with biblical origins. For example, Marla Morrow experiences a virgin pregnancy. Marla, Judith, and Kassandra experience both the real and the unexplainable, which in turn leads the three characters towards different paths yet finding the same conclusion; love is the only true medicine. Real people and events inspire this manuscript and events. All names and places are changed.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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