Salt Lake speed seduction

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Show simple item record Ferguson, Dean A. 2016-07-13T02:32:53Z 2016-07-13T02:32:53Z 2000-08
dc.description Thesis (M.F.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2000 en_US
dc.description.abstract This satirical novel is written in first person and alternates between two story lines: a present tense story and a past tense one. It follows characters who are living the Gen X. life: low paying jobs, lots of drugs, lots of sex, and an unearned sense of superiority. Their search for direction and meaning in a society that is increasingly voyeuristic and paranoid illustrates the futility of such a journey in late 20th century America. The main character's placement as the accidental leader of a cult makes him the target of governmental aggression. The opposition of religious institutions, local and state governments, and the media forces these characters to reject mainstream attitudes and assumptions. en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents Prologue. Sweet heaven -- San Diego doldrums -- War party -- Viva la lizard -- New friends -- The first shot -- Speed seduction -- Standing in traffic -- Afraid of DEATH -- The awakening -- The seed -- Miracle of the windshield -- The beetles -- Scapegoat wilderness -- Brooks brothers -- Moroni speaks -- Cat dancer -- Barbarians at the gate -- A dark and stormy night -- Spooks -- The heart of the monster -- Rusty's porn zoo -- Accidents -- People in fire -- Desperados -- The need -- Miracle in the woods -- In the flames -- Boise blues -- God, guts, guns -- Epilogue. Rotten to the core. en_US
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dc.title Salt Lake speed seduction en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US mfa en_US

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