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The Pacific End

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posted on 2024-03-25, 02:00 authored by Jacob Moniz

The Pacific End centers around a young man who returns to his hometown and grapples with the aftermath of his first same-sex relationship. The novel employs parallel timelines to delve into complex issues related to love, sexuality, memory, family, trauma, and healing.

The protagonist, Caleb, is confronted with his past as he returns to his hometown after several years of being away. Through vivid and introspective storytelling in the second person, the novel delves into Caleb's inner journey as he navigates the emotional fallout of this relationship that ended in heartbreak. The parallel timelines interweave Caleb's past and present experiences, allowing readers to witness his growth and self-discovery in a non-linear manner.

The novel delves into Caleb's struggles with societal expectations, internalized homophobia, and the impact of his first love on his sense of self. It also explores the complexities of memory and how our perceptions of past events can evolve over time. Caleb's relationships with family and friends are also examined, as he confronts their reactions to his sexuality and grapples with the desire for acceptance and understanding.

Furthermore, the novel delves into the themes of trauma and healing, as Caleb confronts his emotional wounds and learns to reconcile with his past. Through self-reflection and introspection, Caleb embarks on a journey of self-acceptance, forgiveness, and healing.

History

Date Modified

2023-04-27

CIP Code

  • 23.0101

Research Director(s)

Xavier Navarro Aquino

Committee Members

Roy W. Scranton

Degree

  • Master of Fine Arts

Degree Level

  • Master's Thesis

Alternate Identifier

1377558347

OCLC Number

1377558347

Additional Groups

  • Creative Writing
  • English

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  • Creative Writing

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