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Title: Fifth Moon
Author: Lukaniuk, Todd Wheelton
Department: School of English and Theatre Studies
Program: Creative Writing
Advisor: Gilbert, Sky
Abstract: Fifth Moon is a novel told from multiple, third-person perspectives. It explores the fragmentary nature of memory, as well as the gaps and failures of imagination in confronting the locus of trauma, namely: the unexpected death of a parent. At the heart of the story is eighteen-year-old Nick Franzic, who is drawn to the teachings of a tenth-century British mystic, a possible stand-in for the father whose loss Nick still grieves. Nick both narrates and is narrated by those around him: his best friend, Clara Shuh, ailing housewife Iris Klessinger, and “frenemy” J.P. Brulé. Through the use of devices such as filmic point-of-view and free-indirect style, the novel’s narrative fragments accrue into a cohesive picture of Nick in a moment of personal anguish, social estrangement, and ultimate transformation.
Description: short novel, fiction, coming of age, Canadian, fragmented text, limited omniscient narration, third person narration.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3019
Date: 2011-08
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