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“The Dickhead” and other short stories by Navdeep Singh Dhillon


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This collection of short stories uses China as a backdrop to talk about identity related issues. In the title story, "The Dickhead" the theme of homosexuality is dealt with where an unnamed narrator is trying to come to terms not with his homosexuality, but with the universal theme of trying to find someone. "Beautiful Country," takes its title from the literal translation of the Chinese word for America. The main character, Ryan must come to grips with the fact that life goes on when he realizes that Joe is different than the Joe he knew in China. The last story, "The American," Harvey and his father come to terms with their relationship and what it means to be American.

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Subject
American literature
Classification
0591: American literature
Identifier / keyword
Language, literature and linguistics; Original writing
Title
“The Dickhead” and other short stories by Navdeep Singh Dhillon
Author
Dhillon, Navdeep Singh
Number of pages
87
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
6050
Source
MAI 45/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Yarbrough, Steve
University/institution
California State University, Fresno
University location
United States -- California
Degree
M.F.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1443535
ProQuest document ID
304908544
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304908544
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