Goodbye Letter to the Living explores power and trust in relationships—how quickly even the most loving relationships can turn into contests or battles of will. It looks at how one's perception of something shapes their realty. In In and Out, a love-struck bartender hunts for her maybe-cheating boyfriend. In The Wizard Who Wasn't, a young boy tries to help his sister, and save his parents' marriage, with a groundless belief that he has magic. And in the titular story, a drowned woman watches from the ocean as her sister tries to navigate both her grief and their narcissistic mother. Above all, this collection asks how far we'll go for the ones we love and whether some distances are just too great to conquer.
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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
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Denney, Lauren, "Goodbye Letter to the Living" (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 1370.
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