Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Title

Speak, Mira

Identifier

4842

Date

2016

Date of Award

11-23-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Major

Creative Writing

Committee Chair

Cary Holladay

Committee Member

Tim Johnston

Committee Member

Teresa Dalle

Abstract

A full-length work of fiction in the novel form, the story begins with Caden Carlisle, 20, as he kidnaps his sister, Mira, 15, liberating her from the abusive household of their drug-addled parents. With hopes of finding an older half-brother, Rob, the two seek refuge in New Orleans. At first, Rob's whereabouts remain unknown to Caden, so he must struggle to care for Mira, ultimately finding work in a record store. As Caden eventually narrows in on where his brother has been living, he discovers an underground world of crime and violence reminiscent of the life he had escaped.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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