College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
This thesis consists of the first chapter of my novel, two short stories, and two nonfiction essays. These pieces explore the tensions of family, love, and sexual orientation. The most prominent theme that connects each work is the main character’s search for control in his life. In the introduction to this thesis, I critically analyze three novels that focus on characters trying to regain stability in their lives after the death of someone close to them, and then I have discussed how these novels shaped my thesis in terms of theme, mood, and conflict.
M. A.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Arts.
Short stories, American
English Language and Literature
v, 76 leaves
Buckner, Ralph Brandon III, "And When I Die and other prose" (2010). Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.