Date of Award

Spring 5-21-2017

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Writing, Linguistics, and Creative Process

First Advisor

Josh Pahigian

Second Advisor

Dan Pope


The Eye of a Little God is a psychological thriller that peels back a multi-layered, twenty-year long mystery involving a small-town girl named Bryn Wallace. Over the course of 200 pages, it exposes Bryn’s web of delusions, created by societal pressures, unstable relationships, and repressed memories. The story also reveals the truth about two separate deaths, one occurring in the present and one that occurred twenty years before the book’s present. The novel is written in multiple points of view, including a haunting second person and an array of vivid flashbacks and police transcripts, providing snippets of Bryn’s childhood, her fragile grasp of reality, and statements from those who know her dark secret.

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