You are here

History of Kakawangwa

Download pdf | Full Screen View

Date Issued:
2012
Summary:
Trapped in the hurricane of a changing cultural landscape, the young women of Kakawangwa, Florida must choose to clutch tradition or side with the times. Pearl and Jasmine are two sisters who come of age after being raised by a single mother in a religious household. Whitney, born a hermaphrodite, must determine her gender and sexuality, despite being married to her husband, Joe. Celeste, a college dropout, returns home to Kakawangwa in disgrace. Blackie, who lives life without inhibition, must cope with the consequences of the choices she makes. Filled with language that is pithy, abrupt, direct, and melodious, The History of Kakawangwa is a narrative that reveals these women as they reconcile the world to themselves.
Title: The History of Kakawangwa.
31 views
1 downloads
Name(s): McNair, Kristen.
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Department of English
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: v, 183 p. : ill. (some col.)
Language(s): English
Summary: Trapped in the hurricane of a changing cultural landscape, the young women of Kakawangwa, Florida must choose to clutch tradition or side with the times. Pearl and Jasmine are two sisters who come of age after being raised by a single mother in a religious household. Whitney, born a hermaphrodite, must determine her gender and sexuality, despite being married to her husband, Joe. Celeste, a college dropout, returns home to Kakawangwa in disgrace. Blackie, who lives life without inhibition, must cope with the consequences of the choices she makes. Filled with language that is pithy, abrupt, direct, and melodious, The History of Kakawangwa is a narrative that reveals these women as they reconcile the world to themselves.
Identifier: 820358738 (oclc), 3355619 (digitool), FADT3355619 (IID), fau:3945 (fedora)
Note(s): by Kristen McNair.
Thesis (M.F.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2012.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System requirements: Adobe Reader.
Subject(s): Women in literature
Symbolism in literature
Kakawangwa (Fla.) -- Social aspects -- Fiction
Florida -- 21st century -- Fiction
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/3355619
Use and Reproduction: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
Owner Institution: FAU