Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

568

Date

2012

Date of Award

4-16-2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Major

Creative Writing

Concentration

Creative Writing

Committee Chair

Richard Bausch

Committee Member

Sonja Livingston

Committee Member

Joseph Jones

Abstract

This novel follows two friends with a complicated relationship during the summer after high school graduation. Desperate for life and everything it can offer, with the wrong ideas about what life is, they struggle to invent themselves as they face the future and deal with their pasts. Shy, insecure Ash lives with his widowed father, neither of whom has come to terms with the death of Ash's mother. Eddie's volatile emotions and desires erupt as he deals with new discoveries about his own family, particularly his brother, who died as a newborn under mysterious cirsumstances. As their relationship frays, Ash and Eddie must confront and come to terms with who they really are, who they will be, and what it is they really need.

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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