Date of Award

Spring 2023

Document Type

Open Access Thesis


English Language and Literatures

First Advisor

David Bajo


The following is an incomplete manuscript of the novel, How Do You Feel. Set in a post-dystopian future, a city-sized ship called Pilgrim sails toward the mysterious Blue Star. Onboard, society has divided itself, in which the lowest of them all, Leashed, are enslaved by Tuners. While many inhabitants dream of reaching land again, its enslaved people cannot dream, let alone feel. Among them, Elijah is one of the numbest. She obeys her Tuner and abides by the order of Pilgrim. However, her world changes once she’s touched by the Blue Star, and she discovers many horrors lurking in the ship’s underbelly.

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