Award Date

8-2009

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Department

English

First Committee Member

Douglas Unger, Chair

Second Committee Member

Dave Hickey

Third Committee Member

Pablo Medina

Graduate Faculty Representative

Catherine Angel

Number of Pages

180

Abstract

My thesis represents the crux of my goal in coming to UNLV: to begin and successfully complete the first half of a novel that I have spent years developing. I attribute much of my success to the dedication I have learned in pushing through the MFA program with the help of my advisors, and will leave the program with enough vision to complete the novel I have begun.

My novel tells the story of a fictional Pacific Northwest town circa WWII. The novel begins with the discovery of a body.It then goes back in time and follows the lives of Millie Mulch and Gael Young up to the murder, which intrinsically links their futures.

I believe my participation in the MFA program has greatly enhanced the shaping of my work and will effectively contribute to UNLV's burgeoning MFA program in a beneficial way.

Keywords

American literature; Detective and mystery stories; Northwest; Pacific

Disciplines

American Literature | Literature in English, North America

Language

English

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