Award Date

8-2010

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

First Committee Member

Douglas Unger, Chair

Second Committee Member

Dave Hickey

Third Committee Member

Richard Wiley

Graduate Faculty Representative

Marta Meana

Number of Pages

323

Abstract

Six City is a 93 000 word voice-driven novel that traverses six countries as it follows its protagonist, a woman known only as S---, after she is reported missing by her family. A lingerie-shop owner and politician's wife, S--- reinvents her identity from Barcelona to Morocco, through Mauritania, Senegal and Mali, and eventually into Sierra Leone. S--- is hotly pursued by a devoted "Following," but when search efforts descend south into sub-Saharan Africa, the Following discovers that S--- has been found dead in the outskirts of Freetown. The result: a massive chase across multiple continents, tracing the steps of a runaway who--even in death--refuses to be found.

Keywords

Fiction; Identity (Philosophical concept); Murder; Runaway women

Disciplines

American Literature | Literature in English, North America

Language

English


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