English Language and Literature ETDs

Publication Date

9-12-2014

Abstract

The Great Green Wall is a novel that explores story-telling, memory, identity, and family connections. The novel centers around a young woman named Greta and her relationship with her younger, troubled brother. Gretas younger brother, Evan, has (perhaps) murdered a local homeless man and Greta has covered it up. The siblings are locked in deceit because of this event in their early childhood. Years later, Greta is involved with a married man and Evan once again intrudes, his mental health deteriorating. Although this intrusion threatens the life that Greta is building, it offers Greta a chance to take another look at her past, to discover what really happened, and to change the course of her future.'

Degree Name

MFA Creative Writing

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

English

First Advisor

Shigekuni, Julie

First Committee Member (Chair)

Mueller, Dan

Second Committee Member

Trujillo, Jack

Third Committee Member

Huyler, Frank

Language

English

Keywords

Fiction

Document Type

Dissertation

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