Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts
Mindset Perfect is a short story collection about the residents who live in the fictional city of Lincoln, Mississippi. Centering mostly on the Moore family, this collection of stories explores themes like religion, gossip, death, and marriage. This collection gives readers an insight into what it is like to live in a small Southern town, where everyone tends to know everyone. Beginning with "Mr. Tansey's Daughter," a story about a prodigal child returning to her hometown after a long absence, and ending with "The Redemption of Donald McCoy," which features a life long resident of Lincoln finally leaving his hometown for good, these stories are intended to explore the human condition. In the spirit of Winesburg, Ohio and Dubliners, this collection shows the different types of people who live in the American South.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Sullivan, Jeremy Eugene, "Mindset Perfect" (2013). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 844.