English Language and Literature ETDs

Title

The Hat

Publication Date

1-28-2015

Abstract

The Hat is a story about a young woman, Allison, an art teacher in Albuquerque, who goes to Chicago around the winter holidays for the funeral of her stepfather Vince, who has died suddenly of a stroke. Adding to the tension is the approach of Christmas, supposedly a happy time, and the vivid memories of a stalker boyfriend who disappeared about a year ago. Allison's past includes troubled family relationships, an ex-husband, and earlier affairs of an often destructive nature. She struggles with memories of her troubled relationship with her stepfather Vince, as well as dealing with her family's denial about it, along with a current, unknown stalker, and a new, promising relationship.

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

Warner, Sharon Oard

Third Committee Member

Huyler, Frank

Language

English

Keywords

Fiction Drama

Document Type

Dissertation

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