Fiction, Short Stories, Loss, Crisis, Lizard Sex, Fragmentation, Alienation
Gravity Fails is a collection of four short stories and two memoirs that explore the ways in which characters adjust and fit into to a world that is destructive, fragmented and sometimes alien. Many of these pieces deal not with the moment of crisis, but with the aftermath. In "Gravity Fails," the young Danielle struggles to feel safe after the violent murder of her mother. Eliza Morrison negotiates the disappearance of her husband in "More Colors." "Following Rebecca" chronicles a woman's return to normalcy after her alcoholic husband divorces her. These characters are not happy; they are not healthy. Their lives have, in some way, been fragmented. But they find ways to move on by whatever possible means, and at their core, they are searching not just for a way to survive, but for a way to put themselves back together and find wholeness.
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Master of Arts (M.A.)
College of Arts and Sciences
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Cowe-Spigai, Kereth, "Gravity Fails" (2004). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 173.