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Waiting for the Cyclone

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dc.contributor.advisor Bush, Catherine Dean, Leesa 2013-08-16T13:48:29Z 2013-07 2013-07-17 2013-08-16
dc.description.abstract Waiting for the Cyclone is a short story collection that behaves like the weather system it was named for: the language and plots alternate between fast recklessness and high-pressured calm. In every story, unpredictable circumstances transform the characters much like a cyclone transforms a landscape. Interactions between character and setting are at the forefront in this collection. Many of the stories take place in peripheral spaces such as rural farms, city parks where marginal youth congregate for the summer and low-income neighbourhoods in Canadian cities. The characters inhabiting these spaces are restless and ambulatory by nature− they are themselves peripheral in their social values and life choices. Waiting for the Cyclone investigates what forces drive the characters’ self-imposed mobility while exploring larger themes such as relationships, loss and identity. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship SSHRC, Edward Y. Morwick en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Mobility en_US
dc.subject Symbolic landscapes en_US
dc.title Waiting for the Cyclone 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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