Judaculla

WCU Author/Contributor (non-WCU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Nancy Suzanne Raether (Creator)
Institution
Western Carolina University (WCU )
Web Site: http://www.wcu.edu/404.asp
Advisor
Pamela Duncan

Abstract: Judaculla is the coming-of-age story of Tim Fletcher, his recently discovered family, and their interaction with a mystical realm called the Land. Under threat from both a vengeful Cherokee Totem named Spider and the soul-sucking Shivers, Tim and his family must learn to navigate and preserve the Land. In order to save the Land, Tim must learn he is Judaculla, the mythical Cherokee “slant-eyed giant,” and fight back against the forces seeking to destroy the Land. Based on Cherokee folklore and Appalachian history, Judaculla is a magical realism work of Southern Gothic literature.

Additional Information

Publication
Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2011
Keywords
Appalachian Literature, Cherokee mythology, Cullowhee, Jackson County NC, Judaculla, Magical Realism
Subjects
Judaculla Rock (N.C.) -- Fiction
Cherokee mythology -- North Carolina -- Jackson County -- Fiction
Paranormal fiction
Supernatural in literature
Bildungsromans