Beautiful, broken

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James D. Minick (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Holly Jones

Abstract: Beautiful, Broken is a short story cycle set in south-central Pennsylvania between 1950 and 1982. This novel-in-stories focuses on Rosemarie Roberts, a nursing student who suffers a stroke at the age of twenty-five. She lives the next twenty years in an isolated home, where she's afraid light will trigger another stroke. Then in 1976, when her mother can no longer care for her, Rosemarie and her mother move to a nursing home, where for the first time, Rosemarie learns light won't hurt her. She gains mobility through an electric wheelchair, and gains friends, including a boyfriend, who takes her to Baltimore for a baseball game. Ultimately, this is a story about a woman finding freedom and a new life in a nursing home.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2015
Carlisle, PA, Disability, Family Matters, Fiction, Nursing Home, Short story cycle
Short stories, American
Pennsylvania $v Fiction
Cerebrovascular disease $x Patients $v Fiction

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