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Constellations. (Original stories)

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Constellations is a collection of seven short stories. As the title suggests, these stories deal with groups and the relationships of the members within them. "The Fountain of Youth" focuses on a girl's fears about her parents' mortality; "Body Language" centers on a grown daughter's attempts to help her parents communicate. In "Lost Time" a son gradually realizes that old memories have trapped his father in the past; in "Constellations" a girl finds her beliefs about the world challenged by her older brother's actions. In "The Foxhole Competition" a squad of female soldiers turn against a fellow recruit; in "The Life You Save" an incident at the beach leads a husband and wife to reevaluate their desire to have children. Finally, "A Moving Story" centers on a frustrated musician's realization that she has more than one talent.

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Thesis (M.F.A.)--American University, 1987.

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