Date of Award
PS3605.M4653 C8 2016
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.