Submission Title

Cerulean Butte: A Memoir

Location

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Austin Reading Room

Subject Area

English: Creative Writing

Description

An exploration on grief in adolescence and beyond, Cerulean Butte centers around the death of a sibling and how the effects of said trauma permeate through all aspects of life, from maintaining relationships to performing mundane tasks. The memoir also explores the nature of silence in grief, and how it molds the grieving being into forms broken and resilient. Here, death's aftermath is exhumed as both a slow-burning trauma and a sudden crack in the earth.

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Cerulean Butte: A Memoir

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Austin Reading Room

An exploration on grief in adolescence and beyond, Cerulean Butte centers around the death of a sibling and how the effects of said trauma permeate through all aspects of life, from maintaining relationships to performing mundane tasks. The memoir also explores the nature of silence in grief, and how it molds the grieving being into forms broken and resilient. Here, death's aftermath is exhumed as both a slow-burning trauma and a sudden crack in the earth.