UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Rebecca Dashiell (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Michael Parker

Abstract: The four stories in this manuscript explore the complexities of relationships and family dynamics. The first story, "When Not Moored, at Anchor, or Aground," follows a girl who must deal with the knowledge of having witnessed an act that threatens her family. The second story, "Broken, Together" centers around a man recovering from a bicycle accident, who in the aftermath, tries to forge connections with both his estranged son and the woman who hit him. In the third story, "Forecasting," a wounded bear looms outside in the woods, while a woman considers her son and ex-husband, who have left her alone and vulnerable. The final story, "Going Home With," is concerned with a young woman who is able to recognize how others deceive themselves in their relationships but cannot see the ways in which she is doing the same. In each of these stories, characters find themselves unable to communicate meaningfully, or even at all, which leads to the idea that human beings are continuously in process and navigating the intricacies of interaction.

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Language: English
Date: 2013
Short Stories, Relationships, Family dynamics
Short stories, American

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