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dc.contributor.advisor Brand, Dionne Bailey, Chris 2017-09-01T18:22:26Z 2017-08 2017-08-18 2017-09-01
dc.description.abstract This thesis is an investigation of the masculinity found in rural areas where the concept of masculinity is rooted in an old world ideal. It mainly follows a fishing family in Prince Edward Island who are unable to fish due to a strike, leaving them without their key identifiers. The family includes brothers Andrew and Cameron Ramsay. Andrew believes fishing is what he is made for, and Cameron wants out. The strike ends but while waiting Andrew commits a criminal act that leaves him questioning himself. Cameron tries and fails to escape via academia and resigns himself to life fishing. The main character is their father Donald, a transgender person dealing with the death of his first son, his rough childhood, failure to escape the Island in his youth, and his gender identity. He confides in different people finally, endures the fallout, and considers suicide before things almost smooth out. en_US
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dc.subject Novel en_US
dc.subject PEI en_US
dc.subject Creative Writing en_US
dc.title The Hanging Tree en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Creative Writing en_US Master of Fine Arts en_US School of English and Theatre Studies en_US
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