Award Date

1-1-2007

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

First Committee Member

Richard Wiley

Number of Pages

132

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Original writing; Stories; Strangers; Talking

Controlled Subject

American literature; Literature, Modern

File Format

pdf

File Size

2846.72 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/2hy1-ksta


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