Leper Kings

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dc.contributor.author Badger, Cormac
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-26T17:39:51Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-26T17:39:51Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/32689
dc.description.abstract This project is the first portion of the novel Leper Kings. Frank Nash, a bank robber and historical figure from the jazz age Midwest, is struggling to launch his criminal career and find his place in history. A series of his confidants and cronies records his attempts to gain money and notoriety through violence, only to find that Nash has the uncanny ability to propel them forward through time and into visions of the American future through a carefully manipulated series of robberies, assaults, and murders. Nash, aware that he is destined to die in the Kansas City Union Station Massacre of 1933, desperately seeks ways to launch his associates Lucas Mooney and Vernon Miller further into the future, beyond Nash’s death, to experience and catalogue violent events that press increasingly into our present age. As their methods of soothsaying become gradually more reprehensible, Miller and Mooney question their chrono-magical project and find that their volatile leader and prophet, Frank Nash, is slowly and steadily losing his hold on the present reality and those in it. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Creative writing en_US
dc.title Leper Kings en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Arts en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department English en_US
dc.description.advisor Daniel A. Hoyt en_US
dc.date.published 2016 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth May en_US

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