Date of Award


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Open Access Thesis




Creative Writing

First Advisor

James Barilla


This historical non-fiction novel aims to relate the events concerning the settlement of Floreana Island in the Galápagos Archipelago in the early 1930's by European ex-pats. The events related are entirely based in fact, informed by the accounts of a variety of different sources with personal knowledge to the events. The style of the piece is influenced by the storytelling techniques of the fiction novel, with the narrative being primarily presented in the limited third person perspective of Dore Strauch, the protagonist of the story. The objective of Outlandish is to communicate a factual account of the human violence (carried out on both the island and on other humans) brought to Floreana as the result of foreign colonial influence on the island, as well as to present the historical facts of the events in a closer-focused novelistic style.

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