Drift pretty

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Justin Colussy-Estes, Master of Fine Arts (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: "This thesis comprises the initial chapters of a novel in progress, entitled Drift Pretty. Framed as a young-adult novel told from the point of view of Barbie, a teenager who has been uprooted from her home to live for the summer in a new city, the narrative explores the themes of alienation and aimlessness (drifting) in the lives of teenagers at the turn of the new century. Technology, suburbia, and mass culture form the environment in which these teenagers, and Barbie in particular, explore young adulthood. Drifting, a form of street racing that involves forcing cars into controlled skidding, forms the core metaphor of the novel, creating an intersection of various teenage rebellions, including sex, drugs, and the general rejection of adult authority."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

Additional Information

Publication
Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2005
Keywords
Young-adult novel, teenager, alienation, suburbia, mass culture, technology, street racing, adult authority