Date of Award

4-22-2019

Document Type

Thesis and Dissertation

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Department of English: Writing

First Advisor

Kass Fleisher

Abstract

This thesis is a collection of excerpts that explores the lives of a Midwestern family who are forced to cope with a new reality following the AIDS diagnosis and eventual death of Bruce, the son and brother. The stories are meant to examine the way new identities are created posthumously through memory as well as identities that result from social expectations. Additionally, this collection explores the concepts of truth and fact on individual and social basis within the fiction and non-fiction aspects of memoir.

Comments

Imported from ProQuest Langdon_ilstu_0092N_11482.pdf

DOI

http://doi.org/10.30707/ETD2019.Langdon.B

Page Count

86

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