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dc.contributor.advisor Walker, Lou Ann en_US Greenidge, Ruqqiya Lydia en_US
dc.contributor.other Department of Creative Writing and Literature en_US 2013-05-24T16:38:20Z 2015-04-24T14:47:51Z 2013-05-24T16:38:20Z 2015-04-24T14:47:51Z 2012-05-01
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dc.description 243 pg. en_US
dc.description.abstract Abstract of the Thesis Bordertown by Ruqqiya Lydia Greenidge Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Literature Stony Brook University 2012 This is a novel in parts with characters connected through their relationships within their strange city: Border, Connecticut. Border, located in the northwest corner of Connecticut (nestled safely in Salisbury), is unusual in several ways: the topography of the town is a hodgepodge of the topography of the entire United States, complete with a Nile-esque river, dense forests, and a perilous mountain rage. The only safe way out is a large, steel bridge. Basically, the town is thoroughly secluded and while the residents recognize that their geography is pretty much impossible, they accept, and even enjoy, the fact that their unusualness is hidden from the rest of the country. It is unclear, to the citizens at least, if the abnormal nature of the city bred the abnormal nature of the residents or if abnormal people were drawn to the city because they felt a kinship toward it. It's a story about people, relationships, and what it means to be human. It's not strictly fantasy; fantastic things just happen to ordinary people. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work is sponsored by the Stony Brook University Graduate School in compliance with the requirements for completion of degree. en_US
dc.format Monograph en_US
dc.format.medium Electronic Resource en_US
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dc.publisher The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Literature en_US
dc.title Bordertown en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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dc.embargo.release Not applicable en_US
dc.embargo.period Permanent en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Brandeis, Magdalene en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Heideman, Odette. en_US

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