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Lightning Flowers

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Date Issued:
2015
Abstract/Description:
Lightning Flowers traces the psychological collapse of Waylan Dranger, an East Texas construction worker / folk artist. Waylan suffers from hallucinatory encounters with Reeve, his missing brother. Reeve often blames Waylan for his disappearance and implied death. Waylan also worries that Sam, his live-in girlfriend, will leave him before he can resolve his own increasingly erratic behavior. Largely, Lightning Flowers is preoccupied with the consequences of nostalgic thinking. Among others, the novel grapples with the following questions: What defines contemporary notions of (")brotherhood(")? To what extent does one's survival necessitate self-delusion? How do social stigmas inform our experience of mental illness?
Title: Lightning Flowers.
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Name(s): Rupert, Nickalus, Author
Neal, Mary, Committee Chair
Hubbard, Susan, Committee Member
Poissant, David, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Lightning Flowers traces the psychological collapse of Waylan Dranger, an East Texas construction worker / folk artist. Waylan suffers from hallucinatory encounters with Reeve, his missing brother. Reeve often blames Waylan for his disappearance and implied death. Waylan also worries that Sam, his live-in girlfriend, will leave him before he can resolve his own increasingly erratic behavior. Largely, Lightning Flowers is preoccupied with the consequences of nostalgic thinking. Among others, the novel grapples with the following questions: What defines contemporary notions of (")brotherhood(")? To what extent does one's survival necessitate self-delusion? How do social stigmas inform our experience of mental illness?
Identifier: CFE0006054 (IID), ucf:50988 (fedora)
Note(s): 2015-05-01
M.F.A.
Arts and Humanities, English
Masters
This record was generated from author submitted information.
Subject(s): fiction -- nostalgia -- Old West -- East Texas -- derangement
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0006054
Restrictions on Access: campus 2020-11-15
Host Institution: UCF

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