Award Date

5-1-2014

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Department

English

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

125

Abstract

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.

Keywords

American literature; Fiction

Disciplines

Creative Writing | Fiction | Liberal Studies

Language

English


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