Author

Feagin Jones

Date of Graduation

2016

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

Degree Type

MFA

College

Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Department

English

Committee Chair

Ethel M Smith

Committee Co-Chair

Kathleen Fallon

Committee Member

James Harms

Abstract

Feagin Jones spent her childhood in the spaces between the suburban South and the rural hills of Appalachia, Southern decadence and provincial poverty. Her mother's family is rooted in the red dirt of Georgia, her father's in the black dust of Eastern Kentucky. In this collection of essays, Feagin Jones discusses loss---the way it cycles---family, religion, love, hard work, silence, death, addiction, abuse, oppression, Southern gentility. The wheel of fortune turns. The tide moves on.

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