The Resource "Terms and conditions", Megan McCormack

"Terms and conditions", Megan McCormack

Label
"Terms and conditions"
Title
"Terms and conditions"
Statement of responsibility
Megan McCormack
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This thesis, titled "Terms and Conditions," is a collection of five short stories. Although there is a mix of realist and speculative fiction, there are themes as well as other similarities that these stories share. All the characters in the following stories feel a lack of something that they desperately want, and in most cases that is love in the form of a parent, a sibling, or a friend. These characters not only uncover the harsher side of life in their search for a real connection, but they also reveal who they are as a person. Dr. Kruegler wants a chance save her sister, but she has to make a choice that questions her ethics. Kay also wants a chance to be reunited with her sister and thinks that opportunity presents itself at what she believes is a haunted drive-in. This obsession frightens her parents and prevents her from being able to move on from her sister's death. These characters are faced with the fact that nothing is as it seems. For some of the characters, that means that those closest to them are not who they thought they were. Although very different characters, Jamie and Brad both struggle with their friendships because of the idealized vision they cling to of their best friends. In addition, Deidre has her own assumptions about her grandma, her parents, and her brother, but everything she's believed about them is ripped out from under her. Overall, the stories in this collection explore the idea that when we go in search of what we want, we sometimes discover something about ourselves and our environment that's harsher and darker than we ever expected. It's the decisions we make when presented with these moments that make us who we are--fragile and flawed
Member of
Cataloging source
UMS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCormack, Megan
Degree
M.F.A.
Dissertation year
2014.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--St. Louis
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short stories, American
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Romance fiction
Label
"Terms and conditions", Megan McCormack
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title page of PDF (University of Missouri--St. Louis, viewed December 11, 2014)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
898033605
Extent
1 online resource (108 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)898033605
Label
"Terms and conditions", Megan McCormack
Publication
Note
Title from title page of PDF (University of Missouri--St. Louis, viewed December 11, 2014)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
898033605
Extent
1 online resource (108 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)898033605

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