Title

Hosni and the Lamb

Identifier

etd-04112005-120103

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

Hosni is a good, hardworking boy. So when his father tells him to carry a dead lamb across the city to his grandfather’s house, he does what he’s told, no questions asked. The problem is: he’s bad with directions and the lamb is falling apart. Along the way, Hosni meets a Christian girl with her head in the clouds, a Bedouin who lives on the river, a body collector with a forgetful streak, and a blind old woman in need of a new reader. That’s not to mention the lighthouse full of spiders, the elevator that won’t stop closing, and a certain flock of vultures with a passion for dead lambs. In the tradition of The Alchemist, Life of Pi, and the Arabian Nights, Hosni and the Lamb tells the story of one boy’s struggle to understand his place in his city, his family, and his world. In the end, it is a story of love and lambs, and the heart that resides in the center of both.

Date

2005

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

Secure the entire work for patent and/or proprietary purposes for a period of one year. Student has submitted appropriate documentation which states: During this period the copyright owner also agrees not to exercise her/his ownership rights, including public use in works, without prior authorization from LSU. At the end of the one year period, either we or LSU may request an automatic extension for one additional year. At the end of the one year secure period (or its extension, if such is requested), the work will be released for access worldwide.

Committee Chair

James P. Wilcox

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