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posted on 2023-08-04, 21:35 authored by Ivy Lynne Porpotage

Missing is a collection of original stories whose characters, both imagined and real, struggle with dissatisfaction in their connections to others and bewilderment about their relation to the world. Some characters long for something that's been absent from their lives for years, like the narrator in "Elvis has Left the Building," who, after the death of her mother, seeks out the father she has never known. Some characters, like the narrator in "Couch Potato Chronicles," yearn for an intangible source of fulfillment they can't quite identify, much less articulate. And other, more hapless characters simply flounder, unaware that what's missing is right in front of them. The roots of their emotional voids and ignorance are revealed through the journeys they take as they explore their past, present, and future lives---some recognizing and filling the empty spaces and others unwittingly moving on, undoubtedly destined to face what's missing again.

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Thesis (M.F.A.)--American University, 2008.

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