Year of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Other Degree Name/Area of Focus
Creative Writing Program
Department or School/College
Department of English
Debra Magpie Earling, Hipolito Rafael Chacon
Diaspora, Fiction, Guam, Pacific Islanders, Queer Identity, Short Stories
University of Montana
A collection of short stories and experimental forms centered upon the life of Atti, a heroine whose experience as a multi-ethnic, lesbian-identified artist contributes to her (and other characters') theories about identity formation in a global community--one in which Western norms and Chamoru cultural practices are juxtaposed. Atti (whose name in Chamoru means "one who plays tricks") is an atypical heroine-figure, even in the most contemporary American literature, though her experience is representative of a significant community of Pacific Islanders currently living in America.
Shelton, Lehuanani Marie, "Sudden Fortune" (2010). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 933.
© Copyright 2010 Lehuanani Marie Shelton