Inkblot is a novel that traverses the choppy waters of drug addiction, childhood trauma, abandonment, and friendship. It follows nineteen-year-old Donny Sablan as he struggles to make peace with his past and reconcile with his mother, who, when Donny was young, forced him to leave his younger brother in the woods. Years later, his brother returns, and Donny must fight to confront the part of himself he tried so desperately to forget. Told through Donny’s bitterly humorous, wildly intoxicated, and guilt-stricken eyes, Inkblot is a story about a young man trying to find his place in the world, simply doing the best he possibly can with the unfortunate hand he’s been dealt.
Date of Degree
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Program of Study
Humanities and Social Sciences
Lopez, Jayden. (2023). Inkblot [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/1361/
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