Date of Award


Document Type

Campus Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


English/Creative Writing

First Advisor

Askold Melnyczuk

Second Advisor

Daphne Kalotay

Third Advisor

John Fulton


This collection contains a prologue and seven linked short stories about the life of two siblings born and raised in Iran. The stories try to examine, and explore, the lives of children and adults in a country that has gone through a revolution and the longest war of the twentieth century. The stories are set in different places, from Tehran to Texas. They all incorporate themes of childhood desires, teenage-hood, love and lost, and identity issues, by putting the characters in different and sometimes in awkward situations and settings.


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