Date of Award
Film, Theatre & Communication Arts
Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts
Adrift is a novel about Telemaka Miller, a beautiful young woman who cannot say no to men as a result of her father's abandoning her when she was young. Loosely based on Homer's epic poem The Odyssey (in which Odysseus' son, Telemakos, sets out to look for his lost father), the novel traces Telemaka's search for her father through an endless string of lovers. The novel opens in 2005, when Telemaka is in her late twenties, and works its way backward through her twenties, teens, and adolescence to the moment in her childhood when her father left the family.
Wiggins, Alexis, "Adrift" (2006). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 430.