Date of Award

Spring 2015

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


English (Creative Writing)

First Advisor

Ethan Rutherford


Part One of a novel titled Suburban Train, inspired by Dante Alighieri's Inferno. This contemporary remix focuses on a teenager named Skylar who runs away from his troubled past and finds himself in the capital city of Hell. Guided by his own Beatrice and Virgil analogues, Skylar undergoes a transformative journey to cleanse himself of past guilt and regret. Influences include Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, China Mieville, and others.


Senior thesis completed at Trinity College for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in English.

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