Date of Graduation
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (MFA)
Second Committee Member
In these three stories, David Kinzer answers the collection’s title with the precision of the hard sciences. In “The Humanist,” the strained relationship between a father and son becomes even more complicated when the son marries. In “Château Royale,” a young woman moves into a new home with a dark history. The final piece, “Starting After Midnight,” follows two young people in the aftermath of a one-night stand. All of everything is inside: Gatling guns and The Birth of Tragedy, Anne Rice and Taco Bell, kit foxes and sex tips. The answer is waiting. All you need to do is read and add, one plus one, until you reach the sum of everything.
Kinzer, David, "Why Everything Is a Whole Lot of Nothing Worth Losing or Getting Back" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 1616.