Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Dead Cooks is a collection of short stories set in the cities of Austin and San Antonio Texas. Some recurring themes throughout the collection are class exploitation, addiction, and cycles of abuse. Characters often feel trapped in their lives as they try to resist the cycles in which they are trapped. They mostly fail, but sometimes find moments of strange grace, solidarity, and connection.
Lawhon, Aaron David, "Dead Cooks" (2017). English Theses & Dissertations. 29.