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Robert N Fuglei, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


Scavengers is a short novel that addresses fatherlessness, anxiety, and medieval weaponry from five different third-person-limited viewpoints, taking place over about twelve hours in a single city block on a single August day in Omaha, Nebraska. The novel represents the expansion of a set of flash fictions sharing a similar voice and emotional subject matter into a single narrative of connected, modular scenes. The plot resembles that of a psychological thriller—a Midwestern Gothic involving ordinary, if anxious, people in extraordinary circumstances—but remains character-based rather than driven by thriller genre conventions.

Subject Area

American literature|Creative writing

Recommended Citation

Fuglei, Robert N, "Scavengers" (2013). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI3558607.