Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Dr. David J. Bell (Director), Dr. Tom C. Hunley, and Dr. Sandra Hughes
Department of English
Master of Fine Arts
I Love You, Go Away, a novel set in Milwaukee, tells the story of a twenty-two year-old nobody, Gabriel Driscoll, who meets and befriends a middle-aged, drug addicted, recluse actor, Beau Brooks. But less than six months into their friendship Beau commits suicide. At the funeral Gabriel meets a twenty-nine-year-old corporate executive, Michelle, the daughter of Beau’s long-time girlfriend. Gabriel and Michelle bond over their mutual grief and quickly strike up a romance. At the same time, Gabriel’s semi-estranged mother, Sadie, a recovering heroin addict, reaches out to him in an effort to rebuild their relationship. What follows for Gabriel is a tumultuous journey through love and grief as he struggles to find meaning in life’s sufferings
Creative Writing | Fiction | Film and Media Studies | Fine Arts | Literature in English, North America
Steinhafel, John Matthew, "I Love You, Go Away (A Novel)" (2020). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 3195.
Available for download on Sunday, June 18, 2023