Year of Award
Professional Paper - Campus Access Only
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Creative Writing (Fiction)
Department or School/College
Debra Magpie Earling
Deirdre McNamer, Hiltrud Arens
Fiction, Novel, Denver, Folk music
University of Montana
The first four chapters of a novel titled Hatchet Jack and the Rocky Mountain Empire. The book follows a young woman named Vanessa Stewart as she struggles to find direction in her life in the face of a crumbling marriage. Chapter One introduces Vanessa and her musician husband, Riley, as they decide to take in a roommate, Toby in order to offset financial difficulties. Chapter Two shows Vanessa struggling to adjust to having a roommate and interacting with her overbearing mother. In Chapter Three, Vanessa struggles at her unsatisfactory job and, during a party, she introduces Toby to the music of an enigmatic figure named Hatchet Jack, to whom she is drawn. Chapter Four shows Vanessa and Toby bonding over a mutual interest in Hatchet Jack and a trip to the Rocky Mountains.
Trammel, Read C., "HATCHET JACK AND THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN EMPIRE" (2016). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 10812.
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