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Master of Arts (MA) College of Arts and Sciences
This thesis is a fictional reimaging of my personal and familial experience with the opioid crisis in rural Alabama. Give Him to God is the story of Mary, a younger than average grandmother that has spent much of her early life within the grips of drug addiction. Her reluctant search for her son Jack, an addict himself and absent father to her granddaughter Liz, leads Mary through a reckoning of sorts as to where responsibility might lie in how their lives seem to repeat in an endless cycle of poverty and addiction. Within a sleepless few days, Mary confronts the demons of her past and the new but familiar ones standing in her way of personal redemption.
Renninger, Brian, "Give Him to God" (2022). All ETDs from UAB. 124.