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Title: Most Perfect Things About People
Author: Manner, Mark; Manner, Mark
Department: School of English and Theatre Studies
Program: Creative Writing
Advisor: Smith, Russell
Abstract: The Beallys’ are a lower class family of eight who live in the small town of Port Woodlot, Ontario. When the second oldest son, Soccer, disappears after he is involved in the death of a neighbourhood boy, the remaining Beally members break apart, and become scattered on a narrative grid shifting back and forth through time, between years leading up to the aforementioned tragedy, and the decades that follow.  Most Perfect Things About People examines the Beally family and the bizarre and dramatic paths their lives take over the course of about fifty years. The novel is twenty-three chapters. A different character narrates each. All have been written to stand on their own, as short stories, but when read as a whole, tell a single overarching narrative that explores themes of love, abandonment, renewal, culture and identity, as experienced by three generations of the Beally family.
Date: 2016-06
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada
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