Date of Award

4-16-2003

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

Abstract

Boiling the Ocean is a novel about obsessions, and how those obsessions drive people to act in ways that ultimately hurt them. The novel revolves around three main characters, one of whom is The Avenger, a pseudo super-hero who tries to right perceived wrongs. It is a story about the relationship between brothers and the woman they are both attracted to. Two of the characters work at a newspaper and the novel shows scenes of how a newsroom operates, from both an editorial and reporting view. Boiling the Ocean also touches on corporate greed and malfeasance, and how that negatively impacts employees.

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