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Master of Fine Arts



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Hanna Pylvainen

Second Advisor

Cristina Stanciu

Third Advisor

Dennis Danvers


A Collection of Stories includes a novel excerpt, two non-fiction pieces, and a short story. The novel is the story of a young woman, Amina, who returns home after the death of her father. There she will confront members of her family about various secrets and acts of indiscretion. Amina keeps secrets herself, as she hid her lovers from her current husband. Writing is aphoristic and poet. One non-fiction essay is an examination of the effects of building design on the human psyche. The other is a postpartum journey through womanhood, as the speaker decides which parts of her past to reveal to her new daughter. The short story is about a sarcastic, young girl with Daddy issues.


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