Date of Award

3-13-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Cornelia Coleman

Subjects

Rive: The Unwanted Inheritance -- Adaptations, Young adult fiction, Survival -- Juvenile literature

DOI

10.15760/honors.354

Abstract

The Shrinehouse is a short fantasy of about 10,000 words authored by Shauna C. Murphy and derived from the Young Adult Fantasy novel, Rive: The Unwanted Inheritance.

BISAC: YOUNG ADULT / SHORT STORIES / FANTASY

Language: English

Length: Short Story

Parent Text: Rive: The Unwanted Inheritance

Synopsis:

Rescued as a genocide refugee of her native desert people, fifteen-year-old Everlit is torn between an obligation to her adoptive father and her nomadic heritage. When Everlit is enticed by the Shrinehouse to disown her father's house, the outcome may claim her own freedom instead. The story world of The Shrinehouse intersects between Phillip Pullman’s The Golden Compass and Frank Herbert’s Dune. The tenor of voice, carries an enchanted quality comparable to Diana Wynne Jones’, Howl’s Moving Castle. The multi-layered plot addresses issues of race, identity, environment, and humankind's struggle to survive.

Comments

An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in University Honors and Liberal Studies.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/19500

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