Publication Date

2015-04-02

Availability

Embargoed

Embargo Period

2017-04-02

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English (Arts and Sciences)

Date of Defense

2014-04-24

First Committee Member

M. Evelina Galang

Second Committee Member

Jane Alison-Shumate

Third Committee Member

A. Manette Ansay

Abstract

In a town by the sea in mid-2000s Japan, a young boy and his twin sister grow up under the influence of human politics and the whims of the gods. As their father withdraws and the sister becomes unable to take care of herself, the life of the twins becomes increasingly isolated and unstable. In this environment, old childhood resentments and sexual tension culminate, finally, in incest and self-destruction.

Keywords

Japan; religion; incest; family; twins; Tokyo

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