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Valparaiso, Fisher, Cat, Planet, Storm, Beach


“Valparaiso, Round The Horn”, a collection of short stories, contends with the following vital concerns: How are we transported? Why do we believe each other? What is our tendency towards legend? How do we immortalize one another? What is ritual to the avowed non-believer? How can we feel such heartbreak about someone who died before we were born? Will we ever understand each other? Is there grace in misunderstanding? Is there genius in it? A long time ago, could people run as fast as horses? What is the use in anything less than myth?

First Advisor

Chris Bachelder

Second Advisor

Dara Wier