The girl in the deer & other tales of the pre-apocalypse

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Julia Katherine Patt (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Holly Goddard Jones

Abstract: The Rapture. Global Warming. December 21, 2012. Culturally, we're more than a little obsessed with the end of the world. Much of our current literature, film, and television depicts the details of the apocalypse or the post-apocalypse. But what about the breath just before the much-anticipated end? The era in which we believe we live--the years before the world ends either by divine hand, ecological disaster, or long-foreseen portent. The following four short stories seek to define and explore this time, which has been marked by economic depression and social stagnation, and the people who populate this pre-apocalypse. These characters struggle most not with global but personal cataclysms, the ways in which their lives seem to crumble and fall apart, the ways in which the world, whether about to end or not, fails to meet their expectations. And, as is often the case on the cusp of great changes, the events of their lives take a turn for the strange and the unexpected.

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Language: English
Date: 2012
Short stories, Apocalypse, End of the world
Short stories.
Apocalyptic literature

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