Title

Sampaguita

Date of Award

2014

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Stonecoast

First Advisor

Aaron Hamburger

Second Advisor

Justin Tussing

Third Advisor

Lynn M. Kuzma, Dean

Keywords

Stonecoast MFA, creative writing, fiction

Abstract

This thesis contains the first 115 pages of a novel that takes place in the Philippines between 1908 and 1944. The main character , Sampaguita, is a young girl who is growing up in a house with her wealthy father, a prominent lawyer in their town, his wife, their children, as well as her mother who is a concubine and dances waltzes with American soldiers in the local cantina for 10 cents per song, and the rest of her siblings.

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Fiction Commons

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