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FOUND OBJECTS AND FICTIONAL FINDS: Selections from Novella and Collected Short Stories

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dc.contributor.author Douglas, Coe
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-28T13:53:41Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-28T13:53:41Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11868/106
dc.description.abstract The stories in FOUND OBJECTS AND OTHER FICTIONAL FINDS explore themes of identity, hope, masculinity, family, and the absurdities of the modern human condition. Using at times satire and aspects of the absurd, this thesis looks at how we navigate the sometimes unexpected turns life takes. In Found Objects, aspects of the grotesque are applied to a story where a man’s discovery of a severed foot on the side of the road gives his dying southern town a new sense of hope. In La Cobija, masculine stereotypes and cultural biases and confronted and smashed in central Mexico. Stories like Standing For Something, Aunt Marie, and Squirrel Deaths and Towel Makes Heat use the absurd to extract the marvelous from the mundane. Many of the stories find objects as central to the plot, like in Dolores, where a stuffed fish conjures memories of a dying father’s better days as he sees his son for the last time. And, in Juan Pachanga, a day out with a girlfriend’s father, a stripclub and a latex vagina, leads to the discovery of secret and a decision about the future of their relationship. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa
dc.subject family en_US
dc.subject short stories en_US
dc.title FOUND OBJECTS AND FICTIONAL FINDS: Selections from Novella and Collected Short Stories en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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