Document Type



Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Creative Writing

First Advisor's Name

James W. Hall

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Charles Elkins

Third Advisor's Name

Lester A. Standiford

Date of Defense



Double Fortune is a novel relating events taking place in Miami, Central America, and The Bahama Bank in October and November, 1983. The main character, Michael Hayden, is a free-lance music producer who has become jaded and impotent. A chance encounter on the Bay with Marisol, a Salvadoran heiress, and Hector, her brother, propels him into a complex plot to expatriate money through U.S. government channels. Willy, a brooding Cuban bodyguard hired to protect and instruct the Salvadorans, emerges as both nemesis and key to the duplicities of the scheme. The final showdown involves the four of them on the water above the Cay Sal Bank, a part of the Bahamas equidistant to their disparate worlds.



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