Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Stephen G. Jones
Ruth E. Kocher
Set in the shadowy areas of an otherwise sunny Austin, Texas, Wastelanders is a novel about love, violence and unintended betrayal. At the heart of Wastelanders is a bullet that hits a young girl in the chest and the fallout of that bullet's trajectory. Then there's John Wesley and Ragland Debbie who are trying to live in a world where love is not enough. This novel explores the ghosts of violent acts and the crisis that is American masculinity today.
Treon, Matthew Joseph, "Wastelanders" (2014). English Graduate Theses & Dissertations. 63.