First Advisor

Diana Abu-Jaber

Term of Graduation

Spring 2000

Date of Publication


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in English






North Carolina -- Fiction



Physical Description

1 online resource (345 pages)


The purpose of writing this novel was to see if I could write something longer than fifteen pages. It is a melodrama. It is a romance. It is a gothic horror that I never intended to create, but then one never intends to end up with their own Frankenstein, do they?

The story is set in a small town in North Carolina in the summer of 1941. It is the same as every tired plot; boy meets girl, boy loses girl, but this time girl decides that life is better off without him anyway.

Images and the concept of time have always been of great importance to me and these were the themes that I focused on in the beginning of the writing of this novel. I spent hours constructing chapters that could be read backward or forward, but alas that has been removed for reader clarity. Read Fahrenheit 451.

It was a long journey. I learned a lot about myself, about writing, and politics, thusly, pages upon pages have become ashes along the way.

Perhaps you would enjoy picking up the latest New York Times best seller. I can guarantee you it is better than what your about to read.


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