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Marriage and Other Trouble

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Date Issued:
2016
Abstract/Description:
Marriage and Other Trouble is a collection of (mostly) realist short stories. These stories explore the dynamics of marriage and family, ranging from characters dating in their twenties, to remarrying in their sixties. The characters in this collection grapple with adultery, sexual identity, addiction, class, privilege, and illness. I am interested in the lasting impact of events. Therefore, these stories often reflect on the history of relationships and on how the events of these characters' lives will carry into the future. Mostly set in Florida, place plays an important role in these stories, providing both structure and conflict. The one magical realist story I've included takes place in the afterlife. Addressing suicide and depression, this story explores the guilt over those left behind, and the continual struggle to reconcile with the past, even after death.
Title: Marriage and Other Trouble.
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Name(s): Buckingham, Benjamin, Author
Poissant, David, Committee Chair
Neal, Mary, Committee Member
Roney, Lisa, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Marriage and Other Trouble is a collection of (mostly) realist short stories. These stories explore the dynamics of marriage and family, ranging from characters dating in their twenties, to remarrying in their sixties. The characters in this collection grapple with adultery, sexual identity, addiction, class, privilege, and illness. I am interested in the lasting impact of events. Therefore, these stories often reflect on the history of relationships and on how the events of these characters' lives will carry into the future. Mostly set in Florida, place plays an important role in these stories, providing both structure and conflict. The one magical realist story I've included takes place in the afterlife. Addressing suicide and depression, this story explores the guilt over those left behind, and the continual struggle to reconcile with the past, even after death.
Identifier: CFE0006080 (IID), ucf:50955 (fedora)
Note(s): 2016-05-01
M.F.A.
Arts and Humanities, English
Masters
This record was generated from author submitted information.
Subject(s): Short Fiction
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0006080
Restrictions on Access: campus 2021-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

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