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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

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Novel, Fantasy, Colonial



The thesis presented here is a novel, which attempts to blend the genres of fantasy and noir with a colonial narrative. It interacts with themes of capitalism, systemic violence, identity, and free will. It draws inspiration from the writings of Maxine Hong Kingston, Eleanor Catton, Thomas De Quincy, Kiran Desai, Dashiell Hammett, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as films such as John Ford’s The Searchers and Henry Hathaway’s True Grit. The thesis here constitutes a draft which will be further developed with the goal of publication.

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