Advisor

Charles D'Ambrosio

Date of Award

2011

Document Type

Closed Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Creative Writing

Department

English

Physical Description

1 online resource (iii, 114 p.)

Subjects

American fiction, Mothers, Russia, Vietnam, Veterans, Displacement (Psychology) -- Fiction, Parent and child -- Fiction, Families -- Fiction

DOI

10.15760/etd.1215

Abstract

Collected Stories revolves around characters in Pennsylvania, California, and Oregon. Though the stories are not linked, the theme of displacement and abandonment are explored throughout my work. Characters are displaced, such as Vietnam veterans and Russian international students living in America. Some protagonists are displaced simply by the actions or circumstances of their parents. Such parents choose not to act as parental figures or have passed away, leaving the children to figure out their roles in their families. The children decide, essentially, how to redefine themselves.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/7074

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