Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Griner, Paul F.
Fiction; Novella; Surrealism
In this novella, a young girl wakes to discover she has lost her voice and that people can no longer hold their secrets back from her. Tasked with offering them absolution through listening, she must also deal with the increasing toll bearing these secrets places on her. An exploration of the difficulties that emerge in navigating social relationships and difficult situations on the cusp of adulthood, this novella seeks to incorporate elements of magical realism and fairy tale to create afantastical bildungsroman that also pays homage to the work of Gabriel Garda Marquez.
Beek, Jared Andrew 1986-, "The incredible tale of Johanna, the blessed listener." (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 93.