Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts
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.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses and dissertation (ETD) repository.
Allgood, Severin Owen, "In the Snow Outside of Farmington" (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2375.