Date of Award

8-2016

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

English

Program

Creative Writing

First Advisor/Chairperson

Lisa Eckert

Second Advisor

Jon Billman

Third Advisor

Monica McFawn

Abstract

Paranormal Orgy is a novel length work that explores a world full of the paranormal— demons and vampires and aliens— and how some very real, very flawed characters get by in the face of these monsters. Many different points of view are utilized in this work, beginning with the point of view of a 15-year-old girl who may or may not be possessed. Haunted by the prospect of growing up, this girl attempts to live and love in the world of the strange. Other point of views explored include that of an addict, an estranged daughter, a strict grandmother, and an uncle haunted by unrequited love. Throughout this work, the idea of what it means to be human in the face of ghosts and monsters is illuminated.

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