Date of Graduation

Summer 2013


Master of Arts in English



Committee Chair

Wayne Blackmon


The novel, a work of realistic fiction, attempts to accurately and fairly portray the generational ennui of the Millennial twenty-something. By use of first-person narration and realistic portrayal of the American urban hipster lifestyle, this project attempts to convey the reality of the perceived apathy among this generation. Much has been written about this immature group of entitled youths, and this novel shows these individuals through a new lens, attempting to be something akin to what it would look like if the TV show Workaholics got a gritty reboot. I believe the current generation has yet to have their experience fully chronicled, and I hope my novel succeeds in that goal.


apathy, youth, selfishness, subculture, loss

Subject Categories

English Language and Literature


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