Menides, Laura Jehn
This project analyzes is the connecting themes and stylistic tendencies of Jack O'Connell's novels and includes a personal interview with the author. O'Connell's novels, Box Nine, Wireless, The Skin Palace, and Word Made Flesh, have been classified as crime novels but this project demonstrates that they transcend that genre and tackle important postmodern questions about language and identity. O'Connell locates all of his works in the rundown industrial town of Quinsigamond, a doppelganger for his hometown of Worcester, Massachusetts.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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