Yours to Keep

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dc.contributor.advisor Kuitenbrouwer, Kathryn
dc.contributor.advisor Henighan, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Blake, Becky
dc.date 2011-08-05
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-26T15:35:41Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/2882
dc.description.abstract The novel Yours to Keep tells the story of Jane, a Canadian woman from Toronto, who moves to Barcelona, suffers a sudden loss in her personal life, and temporarily becomes a thief. Working alongside a pick-pocket from Ecuador, Jane often follows the people they’ve robbed to observe the ways they deal with their physical losses. The characters she encounters while living on the street include Sub-Saharan prostitutes, Senegalese purse-sellers, Catalan graffiti artists, Freegan squatters, backpacking buskers, and Pakistani beer-sellers. All of these characters are outsiders in some sense, and living amongst them for a time prompts Jane to consider the lucky versus the unlucky and the illusion of possession. By the time she is arrested and deported at the end of the book, she has acquired a new acceptance of the transience of all things, and an expanded understanding of her position in the world. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Barcelona en_US
dc.subject Fiction en_US
dc.subject Pickpocket en_US
dc.subject Thieves en_US
dc.subject Loss en_US
dc.subject Novel en_US
dc.title Yours to Keep en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Creative Writing en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Fine Arts en_US
dc.degree.department School of English and Theatre Studies en_US
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