Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts
Capture and Release, a novel in stories, explores the progress of relationships and how individuals confront love, loss, attachment, and separation and employs a metaphorical idea of home as it applies to one's own perception of identity and well-being within, and independent of, relationships with family members, friends, and lovers. These ideas are explored primarily through the main character, William, as he questions his identity and searches for ataraxis and equilibrium outside the reins of his family and relationship with his newly estranged lover after the suicide of his youngest sibling. Sometimes explored through minor characters carrying common burdens, the book expands on a decade of loneliness, confusion, isolation, and grief, as the characters seek to find stability and peace of mind in a chaotic, unstable, and ever changing world.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Willis, Mary Belle, "Capture and Release" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 495.