Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
David Bell, Tom Hunley, Kelly Reames
Department of English
Master of Fine Arts
The Sad Kitchen, a work of magical realism, tells the story of a saintly woman named Helen. She opens an underground kitchen where people who feel guilty can come to be comforted and nurtured in the middle of the night. The story is, at its heart, a reflection on forgiveness. Song of Neon, also of the magical realist genre, is an existential work about a nurse named Avery and her husband, an owl house maker, named Saul. Their town, Milliard, is under a trance. Avery and Saul struggle with their respective identities in the quiet, vacuum the town has become.
American Literature | Catholic Studies | Creative Writing | Fiction | Fine Arts
King, John Paul, "The Sad Kitchen and Song of Neon: Two Novellas" (2019). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 3149.