English Honors Theses

Date of Creation


Document Type

Departmental Honors Thesis



First Advisor

Stephaine Reents


High Tide follows Dan and Sam, a married couple who go to an island off the coast of Maine where Sam grew up as a kid after a trauma as they try and reconcile their relationship. Dan finds out that Sam has been keeping big pieces of her past from him and Sam underestimates just how much going back to the island will affect her. She has been running away from her past for so long that she can’t distinguish between the stories she’s told herself and the reality. Sam and Dan will have to confront her past in order to overcome the problems in their relationship—or the secrets between them might just tear them apart.