Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

521

Date

2012

Date of Award

4-15-2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Major

Creative Writing

Committee Chair

Richard Bausch

Committee Member

Courtney Miller Santo

Committee Member

James Newcomb

Abstract

This novel examines the lives of the three Creighton women, Joanna, Bethany, and Maggie, during the year following Jeremiah Creighton's death. While grieving the loss of a husband and father, each woman also faces the questions regarding the suspicious circumstances of Jeremiah Creighton's fatal car accident. Joanna knows and learns secrets about her husband which she hides from her daughters for fear of the blame and guilt that will come. Bethany wants to fix her families problems by trying for children with her husband, Simon, in an attempt to turn pain into hope. Maggie avoids the adult responsibilites that her older sister is so willing to take on, and instead takes in her mother, as a new roommate in her apartment. The three women question their own responsibility in Jeremiah's death, blurring the memory of him until their guilt and blame cloud their understanding of him and of themselves.

Comments

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Library Comment

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

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