Theses and Dissertations

Title

The Absence

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Kardos, Michael

Committee Member

Hagenston, Becky

Committee Member

Pierce, Catherine

Date of Degree

1-1-2011

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Arts

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of English

Abstract

After the end of the Vietnam War, the Hus family struggles with the mysterious disappearance of their eldest son, Charlie. This collection of interrelated stories chronicles the life of Margie, the mother, Harold, the father, and Charlie as they each try to cope with different forms of separation and isolation. The collection is preceded by an introduction discussing realism as a means and an end in the crafting of believable characters in short fiction.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/18184

Comments

short story||isolation||realism||Vietnam War

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