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dc.contributor.advisor Goodwin, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Seifert, Nick
dc.creator Seifert, Nick
dc.date 2013-04-30
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-16T19:23:42Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-16T06:35:24Z
dc.date.issued 2013-09-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/8503
dc.description.abstract In Keep You Always the protagonist and narrator, Mason Sykora, is an aspiring poet longing to escape Midwest confinement by moving to New York City with his friend Asher Rose. When Mason drunkenly sees a young woman named Stella Young, ambition conflicts with romance. Eventually, Mason arrives in Manhattan and is forced to confront failure, isolation, and addiction. After Stella reenters Mason’s life, the couple lives together in Wisconsin. But, jealousy and routine push Mason and Asher to adventures in Southeast Asia. The novel is a stream-of-conscious narrative that uniquely blends multiple writing styles to showcase how much our actions and decisions influence relationships. Through an eclectic cast of friends, strangers, and family, as well as multiple settings like Minneapolis, Manhattan, Seoul, and Siem Reap, the novel’s use of intertextuality and honest prose make Mason’s self-destructive journey the reader’s own. The result is an exploration of young adults, contemporary America, and literary experimentation. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject poet en_US
dc.subject Cambodia en_US
dc.subject writer en_US
dc.subject Seoul en_US
dc.subject love en_US
dc.subject New York en_US
dc.title Keep You Always en_US
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.name Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Creative Writing en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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