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Erin Flanagan (Advisor)

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Master of Arts (MA)


Last Monday is the first half of a novel-in-progress. The conception, rationale, and structural framework of the novel are explored further in the introductory essay. The work begins in a suburb of Indianapolis, with the story centering on a family of four whose oldest son is killed while serving in the Army during the Iraq War. The characters' experiences are told through a series of brief vignettes, currently ranging anywhere from one to twelve pages in length, in order to tell the events from the perspective of the four main characters from the Brennan family. The point-of-view of each section is third limited, shifting between the four main characters.

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Department of English Language and Literatures

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