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Animal Bones and other stories, 2019

Identifier: cw_2019spring_valcour_megan.pdf

Scope and Content Note

From the Series:

The series contains digital Master's theses perdominately from 2018 to present, however there are some older theses from 2010 and 2016. The theses consist of either a production book and a media component or solely a production book. The media components were originally submitted on CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays and changed to digital submissions in 2020.


  • 2019


Conditions Governing Use

The thesis is restricted due to FERPA, permission from the author is required before you can view the thesis.


120 pages (120 pages)

Language of Materials

From the record group: English

From the record group: Chinese

From the record group: Spanish; Castilian


"'Animal Bones and other stories,' a collection of short fiction, explores the reverberations of loss and the strength it takes to rebuild in the aftermath. In "Lake Monster," a precocious eight-year-old girl and a grieving father find themselves linked in strange rotation around a prison and a polluted town lake. In "What Is Left," a newly retired man discovers a familiar kinship with the remains from the three small towns that now sit under the county's reservoir. And in the title story, we meet two sisters whose ailing mother helps reveals the dark side of a childhood talent, and the mark it left into adulthood. With settings that range from a local pharmacy in New England to a rainforest in Malaysia, these eight stories introduce characters struggling to connect in spite of their losses, and who more often than not find unexpected answers to the question of grief and mourning." -- Abstract

Physical Location

RG 010.01B Writing, Literature & Publishing

Physical Description

120 pages

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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