Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Mary Carroll-Hackett, M.F.A.

Second Advisor

David Magill, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Rhonda Brock-Servais, Ph.D.


A short novella, this thesis tells the story of a boy named Andrew as he deals with issues of identity, self-worth, friendship, and romantic relationships from his teenaged years up through early adulthood. Primarily facing the difficult question of what love is, he attempts to figure out its meaning for himself.



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