Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts
Creative Writing (MFA)
A Marriage Sewn Together is a creative writing thesis in three parts. Forming the thesis is a collection of very short essays, A Startling Passage, a short story, “Perigee,” and a novella, This Is Not Our Revolution. The latter pieces are fictional and take place in rural settings. All three pieces include explorations of questions concerning birth, beginnings, “original sin,” land, and the tension of balancing personal relationships with political or community ideals. The works are rooted in realism, and sometimes tend toward the lyric. As indicated in the introduction, the three works in A Marriage Sewn Together build off of each other over a three year period.
Curran, Marie E., "A MARRIAGE SEWN TOGETHER" (2016). All NMU Master's Theses. 74.