Award Date

1-1-2005

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

First Committee Member

Doug Unger

Number of Pages

270

Abstract

The Burn: A Novel tells the story of Richie Thornton, a 21-year-old former petty criminal and minor drug dealer. He's left his sordid often violent past behind him, and now lives with his college-age girlfriend, Laurel Metti, and her parents. It's a strained existence, primarily because Richie doesn't feel he belongs, but he makes do, working as a stockman at an organic food store; Then he discovers that his cousin, Robert, has been released from prison early. Robert had been put in prison for attacking Laurel one year ago, and his release spells trouble for the new life Richie and Laurel have established for themselves. Richie ultimately decides it's either Robert or him, and sets about attempting to locate his elusive cousin and put him out of commission.

Keywords

Burn; Novel; Original writing

Controlled Subject

American literature; Literature, Modern

File Format

pdf

File Size

6246.4 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/v4kg-erwf


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