Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts
Partially inspired by several literary and cinematic works such as August Wilson's American Century Cycle, If These Walls Could Talk, and Jancie Woods Windle's True Women as well as real-life events such as the Zimmerman Telegram, Pearl Harbor, and President Kennedy's assassination, Home is a work of fiction that follows one extended family's journey from the Progressive Era to the end of the millennium.In all, almost ninety years of this Texan family and theirextended relationshiops will be covered by what will eventually be the ten stories that will make up this collection. Each story (of which the first five, spanning from 1906-1945, are included in this thesis project) takes place in a different decade of the 20th century. Each story will illustrate the ups and downs and the highs and the lows that these family members experienced while living through one of the most turbulent and bloodiest centuries in human history.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
King, Alana Catherine, "Home" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1706.