Date of Award
English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing
Holbrook, Susan (English Language, Literature and Creative Writing)
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
They Say is a collection of seventeen short stories that draws its inspiration from Canadian folklore. The stories use a variety of different styles and genres in order to reflect certain aspects of folkloric tradition, particularly folklore's communal and performance-based qualities. These styles/genres include first person narration, direct addresses to the reader, mock play scripts, song lyrics and prose poetry. Overlapping images, phrases and characters also appear throughout They Say. While the stories in They Say can be read as complete, individual stories, the overlaps serve to create a shared textual universe for the collection as a whole.
O'Grady, Brianne, "They Say" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 15.