||"These stories attempt to capture the moment when individual perception is challenged by a naturally occurring reality. The place where what we think we know must be measured against what we have left to learn. Every day is walk in a park that turns ...
||My thesis is a novel about two adolescent girls who, after the death of one of their mothers, run away. They leave Virginia for Atlanta, Georgia and move into an apartment with other youth who have fled their homes."--Abstract from author supplied me...
|From My Clay
||This thesis is a work of fiction. It is the first book of a three book novel. The novel attempts above all else to tell a story, and beyond that, to explore problems of creation, implicit in everyday life and in the passage from which the novel takes...
||This thesis is a novel, which explores issues of identity, community, and race in a small town. It is set in Alden, North Carolina, a town between the mountains and the sea, in all kinds of transition. The novel begins with the discovery of an infant...
|The house that Jack built
||The following thesis will serve as an exploration of a family in turmoil. In this work, I seek to discover what happens when a family, wrecked by the devastation of financial loss as well as spiritual loss, moves into a house that is crumbling at the...
||In this novel excerpt, police officer Dick Burnside braves the windswept shores of family, class, race, love, sports, and violence in the beachside town of Lake Bluff, Michigan. After his son shows a penchant for throwing the football, Dick Burnside ...
||The purpose of this thesis was to explore the human condition at the different stages ofthese characters' lives. Viewed mainly from the perspective of women of color, definednot only by the color of their...
||This collection of short stories concerns a range of characters --- mischievous pre-teen boys, an elderly widow, and a disillusioned white-collar worker....
|Can't go home
||This thesis is a compilation of short stories around the theme of home. The characters struggle with how home shapes their values and desires. They seek to reconcile where they've come from with who they presently are and who they wish to become. Mos...
|The shape of things to come
||This novel excerpt introduces the reader to characters who find themselves in unusual circumstances, trying to make sense of a world they no longer understand. They are struggling to find peace, not only with themselves, but with the people they love...
|Your love is safe with me
||This novel follows Rachael, a young, educated woman, as she descends from a stage of unsatisfied existential curiosities into a criminal underworld, where her appetite for disillusion is met with humanity's most crude and instinctual answers to the p...