Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Fine Arts

Major

Creative Writing

Date of Defense

12-5-2019

Graduate Advisor

Ivelisse Rodriguez

Committee

Ivelisse Rodriguez

Shane Seely

Brian Blair

Abstract

Abstract

“On the Red Line” is a short story collection interested in Black, queer men and women who are on the verge of major points of change or transition in their lives. At the core of their struggles is a sense of urgency to escape trauma, and a need to fulfill their innermost desires. Major themes of this collection include: isolation, identity, trauma, loneliness, and mental illness. These are predominantly coming-of-age stories that center a particular population that is often marginalized in mainstream literature.

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