Life After Letty
Date of Award
Arts and Culture
Master of Liberal Studies
Arts & Culture
Jennifer Zukowski Boughn
Afterlife; belonging; creative writing; isolation
Life after Letty is a novel that explores themes of isolation, belonging and life after death. Its primary question explores what happens if our answers about life do not become clear at death. It is set in an alternate reality in which the protagonist, Letty, exists beyond the point of her death. Trapped in a type of unbearable ennui, Letty struggles to find meaning in her afterlife. She is isolated from her surroundings and has lost her reason for existing. Upon meeting Michael, Letty is exposed to a new way of looking at death. Michael shows Letty the importance of cultivating her own meaning and purpose. Everything she believes about reality is challenged and transformed through her relationship with Michael.
Camp, Twila, "Life After Letty" (2011). Arts and Culture. 57.