Title

The Cranberry Club

Date of Award

5-2016

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

English

Program

English

First Advisor/Chairperson

Jennifer A. Howard

Second Advisor

Josh MacIvor-Andersen

Third Advisor

Monica McFawn

Abstract

This novel is about an adolescent artist with undiagnosed depressive tendencies and a penchant for the grotesque. The main action takes place in Brooklyn, New York, during the calendar year of 1999. The central characters in this book are coping with anxiety, loss, and lethargy as they wander a desolate city landscape, gradually crossing over into a surreal world representing the creative unconscious. Among the themes explored are expiring friendships, romantic values, the fear of the unknown, and the creative process itself.

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