Portland State University. Department of English
Date of Publication
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Creative Writing
Families -- Fiction, Kidnapping victims -- Fiction
1 online resource (iii, 142 pages)
My novel, "Nine Times Out of Ten, You Don't Die," is the story of Layla Wisnewski and her quest to write a book about her famous father. In the 1970s, "Big Dan" Wisnewski was a motorcycle stuntman who broke more bones than anyone living. He jumped cars and buses and rivers atop a white Harley Davidson. Big Dan was considered an American Hero.
Fast forward forty years, Big Dan has been dead for decades, and his daughter Layla is writing a book about his life. While researching the book, she learns she was kidnapped as a baby. This triggers a domino effect that leads Layla on a trail to uncover the many ways in which she has been lied to over the years and just how dangerous her family really is.
Wensink, Patrick Ronald, "Nine Times Out of Ten, You Don't Die" (2019). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 5039.