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Ann WardFollow

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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

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women, novel, trauma, stories, collection


WE SEE THINGS WITH OUR EYES AND WE WANT THEM is a novel is stories following a female narrator, Janine, through adolescence and adulthood. Whether inspired by a spark of sexual tension over snack cakes, a broken down purple ‘96 Saturn named Lydia, a child’s pool party, or an ill-advised journey through a hospital air-vent system, Janine finds herself obsessed with trying to understand those she loves, and attempts to share the deeper parts of herself in the process.

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