Title

Trauma

Abstract

This collection of stories explores the intersection of emotional and physical trauma. In the title story, a rookie EMT relives his brother's death while caring for a young patient who may be permanently paralyzed. "The Rounds at Blanding" follows a military policewoman at a National Guard training base who confronts a strangely determined trespasser as well as painful memories of her son's absentee father. Other stories, such as "Men My Mother Loved," "Watching Mr. Pete," and "Fighting for Faran," consider trauma-as-heritage by asking young protagonists to navigate the loss, wounds, and abuse of their parents. In the collection, pain is presented as both stalker and trapper - pursuing its prey while also creating the obstacles that threaten their escape.

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Graduation Date

2019

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Wolff, Jacob

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

College

College of Arts and Humanities

Department

English

Degree Program

Creative Writing

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0007533

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0007533

Language

English

Release Date

5-15-2024

Length of Campus-only Access

5 years

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Campus-only Access)

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