Your love is safe with me

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Anna Marie Wheeler (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Craig Nova

Abstract: 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 problem of desire. Drugs, sex, money, and revenge influence Rachael's relationship with her brother, Jesse, a convicted felon, Jose, and a young prostitute, Diamond, as she struggles to define the difference between who she is and what she must do. The structure of the novel attempts to reflect the consciousness of its narrator, Rachael, as she recalls various episodes from her recent life, which weave in and out of time and space, but together seek to tell her story in the only way Rachael knows how to tell it. Linguistically, the novel seeks to inhabit the mind of its narrator, a frazzled and yet contemplative mind, and to engage the necessary narrative contradictions that define and develop a character. At the center of the novel is the narrator's desire, a center from which all other conflicts must emanate. Rachael's lyrical journey through her memories seeks to reveal the intense emotional connection between her character and the conflicts she witnesses. In this way, the language of the novel seeks to deny reality as much as to illuminate it, to reveal what it is not as much as what it is, and, for Rachael, what it could be.

Additional Information

Publication
Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2012
Keywords
Fiction
Subjects
Fiction