Award Date

5-1-2015

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

First Committee Member

Richard Wiley

Second Committee Member

Douglas Unger

Third Committee Member

Maile Chapman

Fourth Committee Member

Jiemin Bao

Fifth Committee Member

Sean Clark

Number of Pages

293

Abstract

An American reporter in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is fired by a local English-language newspaper after he and his lover, a copy editor at the paper, use drugs and she overdoses and dies. The reporter, whose name is Francis, feels partly responsible for her death. He also feels guilty about his life as an expatriate in Cambodia, a poor, developing country that has a large aid community and a history of communist killings and war. He decides to find whoever sold the drugs to his lover, Sara, and to exact some sort of punishment or revenge. However, he’s uncertain what he will do if and when he finds the dealer.

Keywords

Cambodia; Drugs – Overdose; Fiction; Guilt; Journalism; Revenge

Disciplines

Creative Writing | Fiction

Language

English

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