Title

Confessions of a Cowbird

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Creative Writing

First Advisor's Name

John Dufresne

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Bruce Harvey

Third Advisor's Name

Campbell McGrath

Date of Defense

3-14-2002

Abstract

The novel, CONFESSIONS OF A COWBIRD, offers an irreverent look at family life within America's consumer culture. When the narrator, Asta Veridian, working mother, real estate broker and Vice-President of the Women in Business Association, meets Mattie Moreau, an eccentric young man who's fighting his own war against day care, the foundations of Asta's world are shaken. Although Asta and Mattie are fierce ideological opponents, their relationship escalates to a passionate level, and along the way, crimes are committed, families fall apart, suburbia is skewered, the depths of guilt are plumbed, capitalism is critiqued, sensuality and spirituality collide and unite. Underlying the action in this tragicomic, quasi-epistolary novel is the tension between self-realization and self-sacrifice, which rises to the surface when Asta realizes she may have to destroy Mattie to save her relationship with her children.

Identifier

FI15101434

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