Date of Award

Spring 5-2018

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Creative Writing



Major Professor

Leake, Joanna

Second Advisor

Barton, Fredrick

Third Advisor

Maxwell, Justin


Wolf at the Door concerns a thirteen year old boy, Wilmer, during the summer of his sexual awakening, where he explores the boundaries of his sexuality and his attraction to violence and danger, primarily through an older teenage boy, Bricktone, all while young women from his working class community are being kidnapped, abused, and murdered by a human predator. Wilmer considers what kind of man he will become and whether can escape the influence of the wolf.


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