Publication Date

Summer 2017

Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Rebbecca Brown (Director), David J. Bell, and Gillian Knoll

Degree Program

Department of English

Degree Type

Master of Fine Arts


This is a book of short stories with a critical introduction. In theme, the stories seek to find the border between the Midwest and the Southwest of America by focusing on Ohio and Arizona. Some of the stories seek to exemplify “experimental” fiction, while the critical introduction seeks to define “experimental.” In addition, the introduction theorizes about the role of setting in linking collections and characterization.


Creative Writing | English Language and Literature | Fiction | Fine Arts