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Date Issued:
2019
Abstract/Description:
This collection of stories explores the intersection of emotional and physical trauma. In the title story, a rookie EMT relives his brother's death while caring for a young patient who may be permanently paralyzed. (")The Rounds at Blanding(") follows a military policewoman at a National Guard training base who confronts a strangely determined trespasser as well as painful memories of her son's absentee father. Other stories, such as (")Men My Mother Loved,(") (")Watching Mr. Pete,(") and (")Fighting for Faran,(") consider trauma-as-heritage by asking young protagonists to navigate the loss, wounds, and abuse of their parents. In the collection, pain is presented as both stalker and trapper(-)pursuing its prey while also creating the obstacles that threaten their escape.
Title: Trauma.
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Name(s): Sokolowski, Thomas, Author
Wolff, Jacob, Committee Chair
Milanes, Cecilia, Committee Member
Poissant, David, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2019
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This collection of stories explores the intersection of emotional and physical trauma. In the title story, a rookie EMT relives his brother's death while caring for a young patient who may be permanently paralyzed. (")The Rounds at Blanding(") follows a military policewoman at a National Guard training base who confronts a strangely determined trespasser as well as painful memories of her son's absentee father. Other stories, such as (")Men My Mother Loved,(") (")Watching Mr. Pete,(") and (")Fighting for Faran,(") consider trauma-as-heritage by asking young protagonists to navigate the loss, wounds, and abuse of their parents. In the collection, pain is presented as both stalker and trapper(-)pursuing its prey while also creating the obstacles that threaten their escape.
Identifier: CFE0007533 (IID), ucf:52588 (fedora)
Note(s): 2019-05-01
M.F.A.
Arts and Humanities, English
Masters
This record was generated from author submitted information.
Subject(s): Creative Writing -- Short Story
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0007533
Restrictions on Access: campus 2024-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

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