Title page for ETD etd-04212009-142411

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Griffin, Jeremy
URN etd-04212009-142411
Title A Last Resort For Desperate People
Degree Master of Fine Arts
Department Creative Writing
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Falco, Edward Committee Chair
Mann, Jeffrey Committee Member
Roy, Lucinda Committee Member
  • relationships
  • childhood
  • fiction
  • story
Date of Defense 2009-04-13
Availability restricted
The stories in this collection are largely centered around individuals who have or on the brink of mistakes (or what they perceive as mistakes). These characters navigate their respective worlds with a combination of cynicism and vulnerability that often forces them to reexamine their relationships with family members, friends, and lovers. I am interested in how humor can potentially steer a narrative in unforeseeable directions while exposing to the reader truths about the characters that they themselves might not realize.
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