Another coast

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jessica M. Van Rheenen (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Michael Parker

Abstract: The five stories in this collection examine spaces and boundaries, both physical and not, that shape our shifting dynamics of power, memory, and loss at key moments. Presented in a range of points of view, the stories move from the West Coast of the United States to West Africa, sometimes spanning decades through flashback and retrospection. The characters in Another Coast are haunted by the unsaid and an obsessive rehashing of the irretrievable. Their experiences are often constructed around conversation or the failure to communicate—all leading to an exploration of emptiness, or the anticipation of it. Although the absence and shortcomings of language are central, the pieces nonetheless attempt to play on how expression, naming, and our groping efforts to connect may provide a chance for some form of renewal.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2016
Creative Writing, Fiction, Short stories
Short stories, American

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