Crashing cars

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dc.contributor.advisor Christman, Jill, 1969-
dc.contributor.author Glidden, Melissa C. M.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-15T16:36:47Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-15T16:36:47Z
dc.date.issued 2015-05-02
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/199610
dc.description Access to thesis permanently restricted to Ball State community only. en_US
dc.description.abstract Crashing Cars is a creative non-fiction essay addressed to the narrator’s three-year-old daughter Evelynn. The narrator – a young, recently-divorced woman, and the only child of narcissistic parents – is diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, and subsequently grapples with the fear that she might not be able to break the generational cycle and save her own daughter from also growing up to acquire a personality disorder. By reflecting on her childhood, her extramarital affair, her divorce, and a psychotic episode in which she crashes her car into a tree, the narrator moves from a place of apprehension and fear, to a place of hope and determination, hinged on the notion that the abiding, innate love between parent and child has the potential to overcome any obstacle. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of English
dc.subject.lcsh Mentally ill mothers -- Biography.
dc.subject.lcsh Borderline personality disorder -- Patients -- Biography.
dc.subject.lcsh Mothers and daughters.
dc.subject.lcsh Mothers and daughters.
dc.subject.other Glidden, Melissa C. M.
dc.title Crashing cars en_US
dc.type Creative project (M.A.), 3 hours.
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1789667


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