Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
First Committee Member
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Diner Etiquette contains ten short stories, all set in New Jersey, dealing with a variety of characters and experiences. The collection is an exercise in genre study as well, or at least in genre subversion. The mob story, the post 9/11 fable, quasi-magic realism, a novella, all are contained within. Despite an overarching literary conceit of genre exploration, the dramatic invention of the collection deals more with long-form minimalism and a desire to thoroughly and realistically explore what it's like to live and work and exist in contemporary America in the shadow of New York City.
Collection; Diner; Etiquette; Original writing; Short; Story
American literature; Literature, Modern
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Hooks, Sean, "Diner Etiquette: A short story collection" (2006). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1943.