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Date Issued:
2005
Summary:
These nine fictions revolve around characters living in the borough of Queens, New York City in the early 1990's. The setting is a time when New York is suffering through major economic and social crises. The 1980's had been a time of decadence and over-indulgence, and the beginning of the next decade is forced to pay a large portion of the accrued debts. High crime rates and leaps in the cost of living have created tough living situations for young and old alike. During these years hope is a difficult thing to find. Saints & Heroes illustrates both that lack of hope and the destitution of the situation. But also the escapes people might find while enduring. The collection ultimately commemorates the everyday activities of individuals that simultaneously cripple and sustain the inhabitants of a city.
Title: Saints & Heroes.
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Name(s): Clavin, Keith.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Schwartz, Jason, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2005
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 105 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: These nine fictions revolve around characters living in the borough of Queens, New York City in the early 1990's. The setting is a time when New York is suffering through major economic and social crises. The 1980's had been a time of decadence and over-indulgence, and the beginning of the next decade is forced to pay a large portion of the accrued debts. High crime rates and leaps in the cost of living have created tough living situations for young and old alike. During these years hope is a difficult thing to find. Saints & Heroes illustrates both that lack of hope and the destitution of the situation. But also the escapes people might find while enduring. The collection ultimately commemorates the everyday activities of individuals that simultaneously cripple and sustain the inhabitants of a city.
Identifier: 9780542384936 (isbn), 13285 (digitool), FADT13285 (IID), fau:10137 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.F.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2005.
Subject(s): Short stories, American--20th century
City and town life--Fiction
Conduct of life--Fiction
New York (NY)--20th century--Fiction
Held by: Florida Atlantic University Libraries
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dt/13285
Sublocation: Digital Library
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Host Institution: FAU
Is Part of Series: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library Collections.