Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Griner, Paul F.
Magical realism; Happy Death Men
Loneliness--Fiction; Widowers--Fiction; Supernatural in literature
Happy Death Men is a series of excerpts from a novel of the same name. It is a work of magical realism that follows in the footsteps of Haruki Murakami and Neil Gaiman. The novel consists of two main storylines, one about a widower named Henry, and the other about his grandson, Tory, both of whose experiences with the supernatural helps them overcome their respective loneliness. This novel explores the idea of being alive, but not living and the ideas of passivity versus taking an active role to change one's life.
Fletcher, Jessica Marie 1982-, "Happy death men." (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 441.