The sexton

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

Abstract: The following thesis is an excerpt from a novel in progress submitted as partial requirement for The Master’s in Fine Arts degree at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. When a flooded river washes away ten graves in a county cemetery in central Texas, the county sexton is tasked with recovering the missing caskets. Aided by a troubled teenaged girl who has requested to complete her community service sentence in the graveyard in effort to be near her deceased brother, the two embark on a journey through a rich and devastated landscape that will leave them changed forever. Told in alternating points of view, the novel explores the issues of grief, memory, and identity while detailing the history and landscape of the Texas hill country.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2017
Caskets, Cemetery, Graves, River, Texas
Grief $v Fiction
Sextons $v Fiction
Texas $v Fiction

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