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Date of Award
Department or Program Affiliation
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Araki-Kawaguchi, Kiik, 1983-
This thesis examines the role of fiction, both speculative and contemporary, as a means of communicating shared experiences. It includes six stories with protagonists who deal with isolation, cynicism, and financial struggles. Incorporating elements of grief, friendship, and the horrors of minimum-wage jobs, this thesis demonstrates the importance of fiction in depicting the experiences of young, working-class people who navigate worlds both mundane and speculative.
Western Washington University
Subject – LCSH
Working class--Fiction; Speculative fiction, American; Short stories, American
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Young, Anna K., "Stranger Than" (2023). WWU Graduate School Collection. 1171.