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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
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short stories, folklore, Asian, queer, violence, sex
This manuscript is a collection of short fiction. The stories explore power structures within Asian and gay male communities, blurring the lines between folklore and memoir, intimacy and abuse, passivity and control. They attempt to complicate and subvert my own self-image by engaging friends and family members who have had formative impacts on my life. In reaching for people and places that no longer exist, these stories function as elegies as well as coming-of-age narratives.