A collection of short stories about growing up in rural Pennsylvania. That is to say, stories about fascism, the internet, pornography, anime, escape, boredom, and doom. Three boys declare war on the Japanese race in a town where there are none. A handful of teenagers in Titusville, Pennsylvania discover a genre of music called “Noise" which requires minimal skill and minimal effort and use it as a cudgel against their enemies both perceived and imaginary. Two friends drive to New Jersey so that one of them can have sex with a middle-aged Iraq war veteran he met playing World of Warcraft. A chubby teenager is drawn towards the flickering flame of the doomed. All and all, a meager attempt at finding a geography of the hearts of isolated young people after the internet began piping all the worst things in the world into their lives.
|Author||Bryant Alan Davis|
|Contributor||Orlando Menes, Committee Member|
|Contributor||Valerie Sayers, Committee Chair|
|Contributor||William ORourke, Committee Member|
|Degree Level||Master's Thesis|
|Degree Discipline||Creative Writing|
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