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It's a long way from your heart




Genova, Jonnie, author
Candelaria Fletcher, Harrison, advisor
Doe, Sue, committee member
Chien, Claire, committee member

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"It's a Long Way from Your Heart" is a collection of twenty essays and thirteen original photographs exploring uncertainty, healing, and place. Situated in Wyoming, California, and Colorado, the west serves both as grounding and symbol for disorder and unpredictability. As the narrator grapples with unseen forces and disruption, she considers identity within the context of place while also exploring inheritance, masculine and feminine strength, and what endures after chaos. Through nonfiction forms including personal essays, braided essays, collage, hermit crab, flash, and one micro (one hundred word) essay, the collection considers how to navigate precariousness and upheaval while holding tightly to what matters most.


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Embargo Expires: 05/24/2024



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