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Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Emily Ruskovich, M.F.A.
Brady Udall, M.F.A.
Joy Williams, M.F.A.
This collection of stories was born from an affinity and reverence for the mysterious. In writing them, I have asked myself why we are drawn to the things we are drawn to. Who have we given the ability to betray us? How do we allow fear to direct us? And how do we contend with the parts of ourselves that take up arms against each other?
Many of the characters in these stories find themselves in a place where a kind of blindness creeps at the edges of their understanding, as at the edges of a field; a blindness toward self, toward others, and finally a moment in which their power is limited to prevent what they know will come.
Disney, Natalie, "Blind Field" (2018). Boise State University Theses and Dissertations. 1376.