Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
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Mary G. Free
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This novel is the first-person narrative of an underachieving twenty-eight-year-old journalist who convinces himself that he can find fulfillment by climbing the Matterhorn, a dream he once shared with his older, idolized brother, who died before they could achieve it. Forsaking a marriage-minded girlfriend and fledgling sports reporting career in California, Stanley "Rabbit” Goodman decides to sell or abandon everything he owns that can't fit into a backpack, head to Europe, find his brother's former climbing partner and scale the mountain, or die trying. By blending humor with mysticism and action with introspection, Rabbit's entertaining tale poignantly transcends his personal experiences to illustrate the universal human conflicts that arise when one attempts to turn a dream into reality.
Greenberg, Gary Harlan, "Mountain passage" (1991). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3948.
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