New Industry: The Town that Owned the Future
New Industry: The Town that Owned the Future is a novel about a cathedral of prophet-women who’ve turned their sacred gift into a money-making scheme. It focuses on Jacolyn Abbott, the head prophet of the cathedral, and a fraud, faking her prophecies in order to maintain her tenuous grasp on the only life she understands or knows. The novel follows her redemptive arc. Jacolyn slowly pulls away from the corruptive power of the cathedral she spent her whole life trying to earn a place in, and is reunited with her sister, who was ex-communicated from the community during the girls’ childhood. The novel engages with three interwoven time periods in Jacolyn’s life, delineated as ‘Child Jacolyn’, ‘Prophet Jacolyn’, and ‘Reformer Jacolyn’.
Date of Degree
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Program of Study
Humanities and Social Sciences
Greaver, Talitha. (2023). New Industry: The Town that Owned the Future [Master’s thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/1356/
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