And Nothing But

by Seidman, Brian H.

Abstract (Summary)
Steven Matthews' family encouraged him to pursue acting, until rejection turns him away. Betrayed by those he trusted – their love keeping them from telling the truth – Matthews closes himself off from the world. Later, as a programmer, co-workers take advantage of Matthews, ruining his career. Disillusioned, unable to accept the help he needs, Matthews hires the company's doorman as the most unlikely confidant. His request to the wizened James is as initially inexplicable as James' acceptance, to take a stipend to tell Matthews the truth about himself. What follows is a picaresque San Francisco journey, from the Haight to the Golden Gate Bridge to the Tenderloin, from the minimum wage grind to the jetsetting lives of movie stars. Throughout, praise, criticism, lies, and the truth test their artificial friendship, examining truth in personal relationships and questioning the responsibilities we have to others as employees, as friends, and as human beings.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:creative writing english novel thesis and nothing but seidman brian


Date of Publication:01/01/2003

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