Year of Award


Document Type

Professional Paper - Campus Access Only

Degree Type

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Degree Name

Creative Writing (Fiction)

Department or School/College

Department of English

Committee Chair

Deirdre McNamer

Commitee Members

Kevin Canty, Terry Weidner


Americans in China, Chinese avant garde art, democracy movement, love triangle, Tiananmen Square massacre


University of Montana


A young American woman goes to China looking for quiet and respite from campus activism but finds herself drawn into a love triangle with two Chinese dissidents. Through these relationships she becomes involved in the explosive demonstrations at Tiananmen Square and her life will never be the same.

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