Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
First Committee Member
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The stories in this manuscript are united by the mystery of human relationships and our often fragile connection to others. "A Father's Story" reveals what happens when a father and daughter are at odds politically. "The Box" explores a woman's search for self in an outgrown relationship. Through glimpses into a scientist's life at different ages, "Drift" tells of his attempt to comprehend the bizarre life of the deep sea and of his dark family history. " Tropiezo" is told from the perspective of a young Mexican woman who comes to question her position in life through a seemingly insignificant incident in the town square. "Da Gamba" focuses on thwarted homosexual longing and fragmentation of the self. Finally, a teacher seeks confirmation of herself and her abilities in "Semipalatinsk." Pushing herself to overcome an old fear of diving, she only encounters new fears more difficult to name.
Original writing; Stories; Strangers; Talking
American literature; Literature, Modern
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Jacobs, Heather Ann, "Talking to strangers: Stories" (2007). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 2171.