Portland State University. Department of English
Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Creative Writing
1 online resource (iii, 192 pages)
Quadriplegia -- Biography, Movement disorders -- Rehabilitation -- Biography
"Ghost of a Life Long Past" is a memoir about the necessity of movement and physicality. It chronicles the author's life, both before and after a skiing accident that left him with quadriplegia. The memoir is split into two alternating narratives. One follows the author's post-accident journey to regain physicality and the ability to move through the world and function in his environment. The other is a series of flashbacks, looking[at] the author's pre-accident childhood in Juneau, Alaska. Themes include independence, travel, sports, disability, and the need to test the limits of ones body.
McBride, Seth William, "Ghosts of a Life Long Past" (2013). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1104.