Date of Graduation
MFA Creative Writing Thesis
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Acceptable Losses is a collection of linked short stories that focus on the experience of growing up in rural Appalachia. Some of these pieces straddle the fence between fiction and nonfiction while others are purely invented. Nonetheless, the people in these stories are linked together by location, experience, and often the bonds of acquaintance or friendship. Often, they focus on people left behind or people who have lost direction. More importantly, they focus on some of the tragedy of rural West Virginia that often gets brushed aside in discussions about cost of living and crime rate.
Jenkins, Ashley Renee, "Acceptable Losses" (2009). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 4479.
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