From the Vestibule
Date of Graduation
MFA Creative Writing Thesis
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Gail Galloway Adams.
In the tradition of uncomplicated prose of Hemingway and Carver, these seven stories deal with topics such as fame, passivity, and relationships. The title of this collection refers not only to the alienating nature of fame, but also to the more mundane stasis of characters like Carol in "Free Delivery" and Katherine from "Nothing to Say." The characters are both male and female, and the point-of-view of the stories alternates between first-person and third-person narration. The arrangement of the stories is deliberate, intended to accentuate both the differences and similarities between each of the pieces, and some stories are strategically placed in order to shed the most light on stories with corresponding themes.
Hill, James Tate, "From the Vestibule" (2000). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 725.