This is another tale of life in the famed Rust Belt and how denizens of the “Belt” fare when they attempt to enter the world beyond its boundaries to the university. this is more autobiographical than most so should probably be called “creative non-fiction?”
How can a student escape from the confines of an industrial home town or neighboring town without “walking on water” or overturning Newtonian physics and the Law of Gravity? Will the little “joke” that got her from Gary to Bloomington haunt her? And how can a student who lives for science fiction cope with H. G. Wells being left out of 20th Century British Fiction? What time and spece warps cause her to become A Clockwork Student?