Here, From the Passenger Seat: A Novel

Degree Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-1-2012

Capstone Advisor

Professor Dana Spiotta

Honors Reader

Professor Michael Burkard

Capstone Major


Capstone College

Arts and Science

Audio/Visual Component


Capstone Prize Winner


Won Capstone Funding


Honors Categories


Subject Categories

Creative Writing | English Language and Literature | Fiction


What if a small but growing number of people in your city decided to stop using the Internet? What if this group held seminars, protests, and art shows all to promote their mission and gain a following? Would you argue with them? Consider joining?

This is the central concept of my novel Here, from the Passenger Seat, a work with themes of friendship, grief, and growth. Follow recent college graduates and best friends Cecilia and Sibyl as they encounter the anti-Interneters. Watch as Sibyl’s Internet boyfriend shows her a little too much affection and as Cecilia struggles to comply with the imposed rules of the anti-Internet movement.

Written in compliance with the Creative Capstone requirements, Here, from the Passenger Seat is the final result of several semesters of great exertion and of many lamp lit nights at my desk. There were times when I disparaged my project and myself and there were times when I felt very excited and hopeful after a work session. I hope that you enjoy the novel has resulted.

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