Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
First Committee Member
Maile D. Chapman
Second Committee Member
Felicia F. Campbell
Third Committee Member
Richard M. Wiley
Fourth Committee Member
Michelle E. Tusan
Number of Pages
A More Perfect Worldis the story of Gabriel Garcia Levine Connolly, an intelligent, charismatic, and idealistic man who invents "Thing," which quickly becomes indispensable to virtually everyone in the world. His new-found wealth presents him with the opportunity to create a community that suits his values and his creative process, taking several friends and co-workers with him. Their search for a new home leads them to the idyllic island of Luu Saabhel; for Gabe, the opportunity to protect this small island and its indigenous people while creating "a more perfect world" for his own community is the ideal situation.
The story explores what happens to close-knit relationships when there is too much isolation and closeness, as well as the interactions of "first world" and "indigenous" populations.
American literature; Fiction
Creative Writing | Fiction | Liberal Studies
Mayo, Amy Katherine, "A More Perfect World" (2014). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 2120.