Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Rene Saldana
Dr. Robert Johnson
Dr. Pamela Anderson-Mejias
This is a creative thesis, the first 87 pages of an original novel divided into 14 chapters. This story takes place along the Mexican-American border and has elements of humor, mystery, witchcraft, and murder. It is written in first person from the point of view of the main character, Matt. Matt's normal life begins to change when he becomes best friends with a flamboyantly gay hairdresser who introduces him to Celeste - a mother of four, Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), and a self proclaimed witch. Celeste practices the dark side of the craft; and when she feels the need for more control, no one escapes her wrath, not Matt, Del, her children, or her patients. The critical introduction outlines my experiences with writing, my influences, and provides an analysis of Celeste, Del, and Matt.
University of Texas-Pan American
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