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Patricia Weaver Francisco
A hybrid memoir which uses fiction as a means to elaborate the story of Leila, an iteration of the author, through prose and poetry and a series of moments in a life that add up to a trajectory. The manuscript illuminates the interiority of girls and women and the effects of trauma on developing agency. Invoking a strong closeness to the natural world and highlighting perception versus reality, the protagonist/author is ultimately successful at this pursuit.
Hybrid / multi-genre
Adel, Nina, "Shows Growth in Self-Control" (2018). Creative Writing Programs. 32.
Creative Writing Program