Graduation Date

Fall 12-18-2020

Grading Professor

Fred Kaufman

Subject Concentration

Health & Science

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


On screen, romantic comedies provide a certain kind of predictability and escape. In real life, the cliches can be unnerving and less promising. But life isn’t always stranger than fiction – when an urbanite writer falls in love with a salt-of-the-earth voracious angler at a fishing tournament, she finds the hopeful cliches are unavoidable.

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Horrocks fishes off the end of a jetty in Martha's Vineyard.

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Horrocks pulls his catch onto the boat off the coast of Nantucket.

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The stripes of a false albacore, caught off the coast of Nantucket.

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The author and her catch.

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