Date

2018

Department or Program

English

Primary Wellesley Thesis Advisor

Margaret Cezair-Thompson

Abstract

The Strangers of San-Something is a collection of interconnected short stories about three generations of a Filipino-American family. Drawing from family history and a scholarly and creative interest in coming-of-age trauma narratives, the project works to give voice to a marginalized population. From San Juan to San Diego, the stories follow the women of the dela Cruz family as each confronts an ever-shifting, fragmented identity, in the context of mango trees, milkfish, and purple yam desserts.

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