Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
First Committee Member
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As part of the degree requirement for an MFA in Creative Writing I am submitting an unpublished, original novel as my thesis. The novel is a first-person narrative of a woman from the Czech Republic. As the story develops, Data, the main character, comes to Las Vegas with her husband. The two eventually win a large jackpot, at which point the husband dies of heart failure and Zlata inherits all of the winnings. She stays in Las Vegas and eventually teams up with a tiny busboy to design and open her own hotel/casino on the strip. This novel is meant to encompass the Czech spirit while also telling a story that portrays the American dream. I hope to explore both foreign and domestic perspectives while telling a compelling, exciting and resonant fictional story.
Accent; Background; Colored; Czech; English; Gold; Movel; Original writing
American literature; Literature, Modern
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Kalish, Mandy Alyse, "A Gold-colored Background (English with Czech Accent)" (2006). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1948.