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dc.contributor.authorZubillaga, Amandaen
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T16:03:03Zen
dc.date.available2017-04-24T16:03:03Zen
dc.date.issued2012-04-17en
dc.identifier.otheretd-04292012-155825en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/77483en
dc.description.abstractThe stories in The Mundane Habits of the Opposite Sex explore themes of identity, loss, gender, and the often-complex landscape of human interaction. These are relationship stories, coming-of-age stories. Stories about searching for answers to mysteries both large and small. Loneliness is de rigueur for these characters despite a fervent desire to connect with others in a meaningful way. A Congressional intern misrepresents herself in order to mingle with the Washington in-crowd, a fledgling screenwriter is intrigued by an enigmatic woman with a distinct tattoo, a runaway honor student and an alcoholic former cop become unlikely travel companions on a cross-country road trip, and Iowa teenagers resist their own mortality by hanging out in a small-town graveyard. These stories ask the question: if we don’t fully know ourselves, how well will we ever truly know someone else? In settings both dreamy and extraordinarily commonplace, from sleepy diners to abandoned tourist traps, from the real world to places weird and imaginary, this collection examines the rare moments of beauty and persistent minefields that arise while navigating the convoluted intricacies of human experience.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectfictionen
dc.subjectcreative writingen
dc.subjectshort storiesen
dc.titleThe Mundane Habits of the Opposite Sexen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentEnglishen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Fine Artsen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Fine Artsen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineCreative Writingen
dc.contributor.committeechairRoy, Lucinda H.en
dc.contributor.committeememberFalco, Edward C.en
dc.contributor.committeememberMann, Jeffrey A.en
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04292012-155825/en
dc.date.sdate2012-04-29en


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