Author ORCID Identifier

0000-0002-2399-8219

Defense Date

2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

Thomas Dehaven

Second Advisor

Clint McCown

Third Advisor

Nick Sharp

Abstract

This thesis is a portion of a novel manuscript. The novel is tentatively titled The Quiet Near the End of Our World. These 20 chapters introduce the readers to the four main characters: Mir Hamza Khan, Isaiah Khost, Toor Jan, and Daniel Bing. The machinations of Mir Hamza Khan result in a school attack in a rural village in Afghanistan that wounds Toor Jan. Toor Jan is admitted to an American hospital where he meets intelligence operative, Daniel Bing. Dan decides to use Toor Jan as a spy to bring Mir Hamza Khan to justice for the attacks but must first navigate the wishes of his commander Isaiah Khost. The four men collide in an explosive conflict where none of them are safe.

Rights

© The Author

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

5-16-2017

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