Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2023

Level of Access Assigned by Author

Open-Access Thesis



Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)




Hollie Adams

Second Committee Member

Gregory Howard

Third Committee Member

Rosalie Purvis


They’re Coming for Us is a feminist dystopian novel told in a non-linear format that explores an alternate timeline in which a series of mass shootings targeting women, queer and nonbinary people and allies have led to the removal of civil rights for women in the United States. Five years later, women and others who don’t fit the heterosexual male paradigm remain excluded from the workforce, education, driving and other basic rights. But an underground network is working to right the country and restore constitutional rights. As the story unfolds forward and backward, the reader is left to confront how small incidents ignored can lead to big societal consequences.

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