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A Gospel in Thirds, 2023

Identifier: cw_2023spring_mangual_mary.pdf

Scope and Content Note

From the Series:

The series contains digital Master's theses perdominately from 2018 to present, however there are some older theses from 2010 and 2016. The theses consist of either a production book and a media component or solely a production book. The media components were originally submitted on CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays and changed to digital submissions in 2020.


  • 2023


Conditions Governing Use

The thesis is restricted due to FERPA, permission from the author is required before you can view the thesis.


180 pages (180 pages)

Language of Materials

From the record group: English

From the record group: Chinese

From the record group: Spanish; Castilian


"A Gospel in Thirds is a novel-length work of literary fiction set in a fictional southern Ohio town called Feeder in 2013. The story unfolds in three parts, each with a different lead character. Gloria Sánchez, a transplant to the town, is living with untreated cancer because the grandmother who raised her believes receiving medical treatment equates to lack of faith in God. Lula Brewer returns to Feeder after a romantic relationship with a fellow aspiring nun compromises her plan to enter a novitiate. Kenzie Carson, the decidedly non-artistic only relative of a reclusive writer, faces local backlash to a posthumously-published story. As their lives intersect, the three young women enter into a happenstance alliance. A disappearance, romance, small town drama, and parrot-related complications ensue." -- Abstract

Physical Location

RG 010.01B Writing, Literature & Publishing

Physical Description

180 pages

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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