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Above all, Sara

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Date Issued:
2012
Summary:
The following manuscript charts the relationship between first cousins, Sara and Marina, from the day they are both born, only minutes apart, to the day Marina and Sara, both seven years old, witness Fidel Castro and the Cuban revolutionaries’ victorious march to the capitol, to the present day, when an ailing Sara reaches out to her estranged cousin, asking Marina to return to the land she risked her life to leave. This multigenerational novel also explores the destructive effects of Sara’s political activism and gigantism on her parents, Elisa and Rolando, whose conflicted feelings towards their daughter have as much do with unrequited love and regret as they do with her Communist loyalties. Finally, this manuscript pushes against the conventions of the novel by exploring variations in structure, perspective, and style.
Title: Above all, Sara.
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Name(s): Garcia, Janelle
Bucak, Ayse Papatya, Thesis advisor
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Department of English
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: Spring 2012
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: Online Resource
Extent: 208 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The following manuscript charts the relationship between first cousins, Sara and Marina, from the day they are both born, only minutes apart, to the day Marina and Sara, both seven years old, witness Fidel Castro and the Cuban revolutionaries’ victorious march to the capitol, to the present day, when an ailing Sara reaches out to her estranged cousin, asking Marina to return to the land she risked her life to leave. This multigenerational novel also explores the destructive effects of Sara’s political activism and gigantism on her parents, Elisa and Rolando, whose conflicted feelings towards their daughter have as much do with unrequited love and regret as they do with her Communist loyalties. Finally, this manuscript pushes against the conventions of the novel by exploring variations in structure, perspective, and style.
Identifier: FA00004248 (IID)
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Thesis (M.F.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2012.
Held by: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library
Sublocation: Boca Raton, Fla.
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Host Institution: FAU