Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
First Committee Member
Douglas Unger, Chair
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Graduate Faculty Representative
Number of Pages
My thesis represents the crux of my goal in coming to UNLV: to begin and successfully complete the first half of a novel that I have spent years developing. I attribute much of my success to the dedication I have learned in pushing through the MFA program with the help of my advisors, and will leave the program with enough vision to complete the novel I have begun.
My novel tells the story of a fictional Pacific Northwest town circa WWII. The novel begins with the discovery of a body.It then goes back in time and follows the lives of Millie Mulch and Gael Young up to the murder, which intrinsically links their futures.
I believe my participation in the MFA program has greatly enhanced the shaping of my work and will effectively contribute to UNLV's burgeoning MFA program in a beneficial way.
American literature; Detective and mystery stories; Northwest; Pacific
American Literature | Literature in English, North America
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
McClanahan, Kaitlin, "A Place, near water" (2009). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 941.
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