Title

Straddling

Year of Award

2012

Document Type

Professional Paper

Degree Type

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Degree Name

Creative Writing (Nonfiction)

Department or School/College

Department of English

Committee Chair

Judy Blunt

Commitee Members

Chris Servheen, Rick Bass

Keywords

Feary, memoir

Publisher

University of Montana

Abstract

Straddling is a travel memoir about an equine expedition along the northern half of the National Continental Divide Scenic Trail. The narrator, along with a dog, a horse, and two mules travels from the Canadian border to the Wyoming/Colorado border. This paper includes section one of the book manuscript. It takes readers along on the journey from Canada south to Lincoln, Montana. At several points during the manuscript, the narrator flashes back to earlier times in his life. This back and forth between front story and back helps readers understand the trip, and it them some hints about the narrator’s reasons for taking such a trip.

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