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I Was Young When I Left Home

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dc.contributor.advisor Henighan, Stephen
dc.contributor.advisor Connelly, Karen
dc.contributor.author Foley, Eric
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-17T16:11:48Z
dc.date.copyright 2012-08
dc.date.created 2012-08-28
dc.date.issued 2012-09-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/4012
dc.description.abstract I Was Young When I Left Home is a work of memoir/creative non-fiction that follows the coming of age of Eric Foley from 1998-2003. As a young man, Eric struggles with depression, substance abuse and the death of his sister. Following 9/11 and the American invasion of Afghanistan, he moves to Morocco to teach English, where he ends up converting to Islam and marrying an eighteen-year-old Moroccan girl. The book explores responses to trauma on personal and national levels, examining the consequences of trying to escape one’s past. What does it means to come up against the limits of the body? How is the self continually formed through contact with culture, family, friends and the world at large? How do we come to make the decisions of our early adult lives? en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Memoir en_US
dc.subject Creative-Nonfiction en_US
dc.subject Morocco en_US
dc.subject Bildungsroman en_US
dc.subject Kunstlerroman en_US
dc.subject 9/11 en_US
dc.subject Trauma en_US
dc.title I Was Young When I Left Home 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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