Part Three of “Mental” is told by the subject of the novel, Narrator Two (Eve Stuart), in the first person.
Here is a peek at this final section of the novel, made so much more engrossing since Eve reveals all the secrets that her twin sister, Lilly (Narrator One), hinted at and speculated upon in Parts One and Two:
“Mental (2018)” is a more thorough retelling of my first published novel, “Leaves Subsiding (2010, under pen name M. Yoshida McCurry),” which is itself a more detailed retelling of the original manuscript I wrote in 1995 for a workshop class at UT called “Nothing Gold (listed in the Library of Congress and kept in the main Liberal Arts Library on campus, under pen name Kristen Tichenor).”
The point of telling you all of that is to simply say that the main theme of the tragedy of growing up which is detailed so purely in Robert Frost’s poem, “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” is also the main theme running through all three of my similarly expounded upon tales, and is therefore reprinted in all three novels.
Enjoy this poem here:
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In Part Two of “Mental,” most chapters begin with a rhyming, metered poem that Narrator Two (Eve Stuart) penned while an undergraduate student at The University of Texas at Austin.
Here is a taste of this long poem:
Marie K Johnston
aka Kristen M McCurry