Date of Award

1-1-2009

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

Benedict, Pinckney

Abstract

ALL HELL, A NOVEL is the story of paranormal pandemonium breaking loose in small-town Kentucky and the local, blue-collar machinist, Jack, who begrudgingly decides to put up a fight in order to save his hometown. The trouble begins when Jack goes looking for a missing girl and finds, in the basement of her house, a medieval dungeon that serves as a doorway to other terrible worlds. Creatures and forces representing both the weird histories of Henderson, Kentucky, and the esoteric dangers of the Western occult traditions all boil out of this dungeon and converge in this unlikeliest of places for an all-out battle over the apocalypse.

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