Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Stonecoast MFA, complex relationships, family, reduced income, trancendental meditation, Alaska
The privileged Watters family, David, Winnie, and their 14-year-old daughter, Faye, struggle to adjust their suburban Charlotte lifestyle to fit a much-reduced income. Their fast failure leads them down separate paths: David after enlightenment through Transcendental Meditation, Faye after the power she feels in the company of her handsome Earth Science teacher, and Winnie in a romantic foray to Alaska after buried gold. Currency probes that moment when everything changes size, when initial annoyances shrink and reality resumes a new and disturbing sense of proportion.
Emerson, Elisha M., "Currency" (2016). All Theses & Dissertations. 287.