Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
First Committee Member
Douglas Unger, Chair
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Graduate Faculty Representative
Number of Pages
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.
Fiction; Identity (Philosophical concept); Murder; Runaway women
American Literature | Literature in English, North America
Bailly, Leah, "Six City: A Novel" (2010). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 866.