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Date of Award

Spring 2024

Document Type

Masters Thesis (Campus-Only Access)

Department or Program Affiliation

English - Creative Writing

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Araki-Kawaguchi, Kiik, 1983-

Second Advisor

Magee, Kelly, 1976-

Third Advisor

Youmans, Greg, 1977-


There are novels that feature gay characters, Lao-American characters, werewolves and other speculative fiction elements, literary fiction elements, humor, and eroticism, but it’s questionable how many novels feature all of these different genres and topics. “My Werewolf Boyfriend” is a novel encompassing all of these ideas in one piece. The novel seeks to represent gay, Southeast Asian characters in a positive light along with presenting non-heteronormative and non-monogamous relationships in the same way while also teaching those outside of queer and Southeast Asian identities something new. The novel also contains comedy and explicit erotic scenes to show queer joy and that literary elements can work with genre fiction. “My Werewolf Boyfriend” is also a work that hopes to show queer, Asian-Americans that they aren’t alone in the world.




gay, Southeast Asian, Lao, Laotian, urban fantasy, romance, speculative fiction, humor


Western Washington University

OCLC Number


Subject – LCSH

Werewolves--Fiction; Asian American gay people--Fiction; Southeast Asian Americans--Fiction; Gelo (Asian people)--Fiction




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