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1996

Eastern Illinois University

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In Pursuit Of A Path: A Collection Of Short Stories About Women, Stacey M. Lafeber Jan 1996

In Pursuit Of A Path: A Collection Of Short Stories About Women, Stacey M. Lafeber

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This collection of short fiction, narration and empathetic characters, through third-person tells the stories of five different women struggling to be themselves, essentially telling the struggle of women and humans everywhere.

These women, who are in the minority--a lesbian, a single career woman, a black woman, an elderly woman and a young college woman--especially represent the wonders and beauties and complexities and difficulties of being a woman. Their obstacles though are society, homophobia, gender, race and age.

However, despite their obstacles and their opponents--themselves, family, friends, co-workers, employers—somehow they reach within themselves and find new strength to emerge from ...