Saint of rats and boils

Cunningham, Sally (2023) Saint of rats and boils. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Ameline feels stagnant growing up alongside her quickly maturing friends in their idyllic town. That is, until a half-forgotten goddess approaches her with a proposal: save a city from a curse and gain eternal glory. The only catch is that Ameline cannot truly perform miracles, she must pretend to be a saint in order to protect the city—and Ameline hates lying above all else. Combining conventions of bildungsroman and tragedy, Saint of Rats and Boils follows a young woman’s rise to ambition and those who help or hinder her. Within a world of vengeful gods, living saints, fools, and kings, this young adult novel examines what it means to be renowned instead of being truly known.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 16130
Keywords: novel, young adult, fantasy, creative writing, saints
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > English Language and Literature
Date: September 2023
Date Type: Submission
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Young adult literature, Canadian Fiction; Saints; Fantasy fiction

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