Document Type



Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Creative Writing

First Advisor's Name

James Hall

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Les Standiford

Third Advisor's Name

Mary Free

Date of Defense



GULL LAKE is a novel written in alternate chapters. The odd chapters deal with forty-three year old Megan Harris’s recovery from her failed marriage while the even chapters trace her marriage from its beginning until its dissolution. Despite the fact that her artist husband, Martin, has left because of her own insistence, Megan has fallen into a depression and has confined herself to her home. Acting on her friend Ellen Jarvis’s advice, she travels north to Gull Lake where Ellen has a summer cabin. At the lake, Megan comes to understand the reality and necessity of her decision to end her marriage. In the magnificent silence and splendor of a northern winter, she begins to feel the comfort of being able to survive on her own.



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