Hot Gossip: A Novel
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Hot Gossip is the fractured embodiment of Frankie Collier and William McKinley, whose lives are merely fodder for gossip in Noon City, Alabama. This work is a visual, structural, and stylistic experiment in narrative. Drawing from works various as Carson McCullers’ The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Donald Barthelme’s Snow White, and Shane Jones’ Light Boxes, the result of Hot Gossip is a compression of life, the repression of desire, and the suppression of what makes us most human: the need to be loved.
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Harding, John David, "Hot Gossip: A Novel" (2011). LSU Master's Theses. 4083.
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