Date of Award

Spring 1-1-2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

First Advisor

Elisabeth Sheffield

Second Advisor

Stephen Graham Jones

Third Advisor

Adam Bradley

Abstract

Carriage Town is a polluted overlarge city to which the outside world is foreign. Michael, knowing only the city, leaves home at eight years old and can't find his way back. What follows is a lifetime of living on the streets, where he falls in with two other transients and is swept up in their desires, all the while looking for his mother and trying to find his way home. Joanna is a woman with no desire for a past, who falls in with an abusive lover, with two thoughts that overshadow all else: that she must have a child, and that she must make it to Carriage Town.

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