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dc.contributor.advisorTerrell, Whitneyeng
dc.contributor.authorPachmayr, Matthew Stuarteng
dc.coverage.spatialMissouri -- Buffaloeng
dc.date.issued2012-06-19eng
dc.date.submitted2012 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page, viewed on June 19, 2012eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Whitney Terrelleng
dc.descriptionVitaeng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.F.A.)--Dept. of English Language and Literature. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012eng
dc.description.abstractThe stories in this collection focus on leaving, staying, and coming back to the small town of Buffalo, Missouri, and how those decisions impact the characters who make them. Three of the stories are centered around Milford Riley when he prepares to leave Buffalo at 18, when he comes back at 19 during a summer away from college, and finally when he moves back for good at 22. Some of the stories deal with the economic hardships in a town too small to attract jobs, but big enough that local businesses have died off, unable to compete with Wal-Mart or McDonalds, while other stories deal with the rampant drug use and violence that seems to emanate from high unemployment and uneducated youths. Issues such as rape, incest, and pedophilia are dealt with in new and interesting ways. The future of small-town America is predicted; the outcome isn't pretty.eng
dc.description.tableofcontentsLike where you're from is so great -- Chocolate cherry date rape cupcakes -- In the prison hospital where John Gotti died -- Matthew 25:43 -- from brotherly love: a memoir -- Home of the Buffalo Bisons -- How the young vacation in Buffalo -- No one reads Kerouac anymore -- Luxuries we can ill afford -- The wild boy king of the Ozarkseng
dc.format.extentv, 173 pageseng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/14697eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityeng
dc.subject.lcshBuffalo (Mo.) -- Fictioneng
dc.subject.lcshSmall town life -- Fictioneng
dc.subject.otherThesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Englisheng
dc.titleLike where you're from is so greateng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineCreative Writing and Media Arts (UMKC)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.F.A.eng


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