Date of Award
Campus Access Thesis
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
This work consists of an excerpt from an in-progress novel. The excerpt follows Ben Candler, founder and guitarist of the moderately popular instrumental rock outfit the Argument, as he attempts to locate his paramour, Caladia Laboe. Themes of loss, longing, betrayal, discovery, shock, awe, sexuality, banality, urbanity, cannabis, artifice, incoherence, innocence, experience, avarice, halibut, compromise, sound, vision, fury, sodomy, harmony, salinity, sacrality, criminality, centrality, minority, proximity, sublimity, and prolixity are addressed, with consideration made of federal aeronautic regulations, auditory hallucinations, uncertainty principles in space, time, and others of the so-called dimensions, traffic constrictions, municipal economic limitations, the vainglorious aspirations of the days of futures past, and the mating habits and moral turpitude of the Northern California Common Rock Dove.
Forsythe, Nathaniel, "This Rebel City" (2013). Graduate Masters Theses. 165.