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dc.contributor.advisor Habila, Helon
dc.contributor.author Israel, Ken
dc.creator Israel, Ken
dc.date 2013-11-22
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-04T16:42:20Z
dc.date.issued 2014-06-04
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/8715
dc.description.abstract In this novel, Clay Cropper is figuratively marooned in a city psychiatric hospital where he meets his love, Claudia, an affluent, passionate girl suffering from schizophrenia. His love for her arouses a desire to embrace humanity that collides with his desire to corrupt it. Upon leaving the psychiatric ward Clay and his compatriot, Roger, a physically and psychologically disfigured veteran, along with Jesse, a mercurial young woman with her sinister eyes on Clay’s heart, embark on a dark and dangerous path of organizing violent resistance in the form of riots that quickly grow out of their hands. As the city burns, Clay, Roger, and Jesse are forced to confront their true natures as they sink deeper and deeper into the violence and destruction they’ve wrought upon the city. In the end, only Claudia’s love can redeem Clay from the horrific crimes he’s committed against humanity. A contemporary reimagining of Paradise Lost, the novel investigates man’s darkest nature and what it means to be human.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Ken Israel en_US
dc.subject riot en_US
dc.subject resistance en_US
dc.subject novel en_US
dc.title Cruel Are the Times en_US
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.note This thesis is embargoed for 10 years. It will not be accessible until December 5, 2028 en_US
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
dc.description.embargo 2028-12-05


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