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dc.contributor.advisor Mori, Kyoko
dc.contributor.author Sipos, Megan
dc.creator Sipos, Megan
dc.date 2018-04-30
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-09T21:17:41Z
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/11099
dc.description This thesis has been embargoed for 10 years and will not be available until April 2028 at the earliest. en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a collection of fictional stories that intertwine through place and character. Through these stories, the author has attempted to analyze how we experience certain places and why we’re drawn to those places—whether they are dying cities or candy shops or watershed gorges or dive bars—and how our connections to those places affect us. This collection focuses mainly on the city of Erie, Pennsylvania, where the economy is dying and the Great Lake’s algae blooms have sent its fragile ecosystem into a tailspin. The residents are trapped in the city and most of the people who try to leave usually don’t make it out. With elements of magical realism and mythology throughout, this work attempts to investigate the idea that place can function as a character and also how place can impact characters and their relationships.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Erie en_US
dc.subject borders en_US
dc.subject Pennsylvania en_US
dc.subject magic realism en_US
dc.subject surrealism en_US
dc.title The Places That Bind en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Creative Writing en_US
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en_US
dc.description.embargo 2028-04-30


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