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Advisory Committee Chair

Kerry Madden

Advisory Committee Members

Daniel Siegel

Kieran Quinlan

Document Type


Date of Award


Degree Name by School

Master of Arts (MA) College of Arts and Sciences


JUST PAST THE TRESTLE GENTRY CHANCE TURNER MASTER OF ARTS ENGLISH ABSTRACT The fall of the Old South is the backdrop for this chronicle of one family's descent and resurrection throughout the violent upheaval of the twenty-first century. Several generations of Turner men are examined in this tale of power, hatred and the collateral damage of arrested development. The following chapters give a truncated vision of a lifetime of competing forces and the pain of escaping from "loved" ones.