Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6155

Date

2018

Date of Award

5-1-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Concentration

Creative Writing

Abstract

In The Snow Outside of Farmington is a collection of fourteen stories that explore societal ideas and constraints that relate to gender, race, and class. Several of the stories share thematic elements of drug use, alcoholism, and sexual exploration. In these stories, characters face marriage and relationship issues; they navigate lives they are not fully in control of, and are bound to others by tragedy. Questions of morality arise with each new interaction. The title story, ́ђجIn the Snow Outside of Farmington,́ђح begins the collection: it deals directly with the fractured relationship between father and son, and the aftermath of a traumatic accident. The story is based on the idea of the familial distance that is created by a child́ђةs growth into adolescence.

Comments

Data is provided by the student

Library Comment

Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses and dissertation (ETD) repository.

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