Defense Date

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

Thomas De Haven

Second Advisor

Dennis Danvers

Third Advisor

Robert Bledsoe

Abstract

A contemporary novel spanning thirteen years in the lives of an Indiana family. A boy enters abusive relationships with men in the belief he does not deserve love, a woman abandons her only son because of her alcoholism, a gay father learns to navigate the line between his personal life and that of being a parent. A story in which a family learns to grow, to mature, to forgive their past mistakes and exorcise the demons that haunt them.

Rights

© The Author

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

5-6-2015

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