Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Creative Writing

First Advisor

Sigrid Nunez

Second Advisor

Rivka Galchen

Third Advisor

Adam Haslett

Academic Program Adviser

Michael Rizzo


This is an excerpt from Balim Barutcu's debut novel, titled (for now!) The House of Bad Spirit. It follows the story of a multi-generational family that lives a split life, not only across countries and continents, but across time. It is the story of a family divided and reunified by the gifts granted by an old god, presiding over their tale amid the stars, from the heavens. She is grateful for the support of the MFA program in Fiction, particularly of her advisors Sigrid Nunez and Adam Haslett.


Revised for consistency in name, amended two typos, added surname next to page number.

Available for download on Saturday, May 03, 2025

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