Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
David Anthony Durham
Tales from a Secondhand Minivan/War Child is a collection of stories written in the front seat of a 2006 Chrysler Town & Country.
Inspired by the author’s lifelong wanderlust, this collection of flash and short fiction stories explores themes of escape, release, mortality, mental illness, and war. Roads and cars are prominent in these stories, serving as settings, objects of obsession, and even as characters. Tales from a Secondhand Minivan/War Child also travels beyond the end of the road, reimagining popular culture’s theories of the afterlife and offering a look at children who suffer the effects of adults’ wars. These stories experiment with form and voice, and they employ poetic devices such as repetition, rhythm, and alliteration.
George, Jennifer L., "Tales from a Secondhand Minivan / War Child" (2019). Stonecoast MFA. 88.