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Title: The Paper-Haired God
Author: Boat, Chris
Advisor(s): Shigekuni, Julie
Committee Member(s): Mueller, Dan
Brau, Lorie
May-lee, Chai
Department: University of New Mexico. Dept. of English
Subject: Novel
Magical Realism
LC Subject(s): Fantasy fiction, American
Fantasy fiction--Authorship
American fiction--21st century
Degree Level: Doctoral
Abstract: This dissertation consists of a novella entitled The Paper Haired God. It is the story of a man named Jason who one day (after dropping his wife Akiko off at the airport to visit friends) decides to crawl into the cabinet underneath his sink. He doesn’t quite understand why he crawls under the sink, just that it is something that he needs to do. Before he realizes it, he is starving and too weak to get back out. When he feels as though he is about to disappear forever, he finds himself in a large cavern. After exploring the cavern he relives a memory from his childhood where he almost drowned in the Uji River. Then he is pulled out from under the sink by his wife. After his recovery he begins to realize that the world he left when he went under the bathroom sink and the world he came back to are not the same.
Graduation Date: May 2010
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/12985
Item Available: 2016-07-31


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