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    What Are You Going Through: A Novel Excerpt“A whole other feeling floods me when she reveals that she is in possession of a euthanasia drug.”
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    Want: A Novel Excerpt“My body almost single-handedly bankrupted us.”
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    Luster“Then I remember his wife, the coaster eases downwards, and we fall.”
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    Lost in the SystemA day in the life of a homeless single mother.
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    There’s a Divide in Even the Closest Interracial FriendshipsIncluding ours.
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    The Vanishing Half“Would they see her for what she was? Or rather, what she wasn’t?”
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    The Conditions of Deliverance“Nothing was better than aligning with one of Vern’s messages from God.”
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    The Last Time We Had SexThere is something vulgar about how careless he is with pleasure.
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    Who Cares If Astrology Isn’t Real?It’s not a science — which is why I love it.
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    Our Mothers, Before UsWhat can we learn from images of the women we never met?
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    Editing My Body“I’d just signed the form that said ‘paid: $6,043.00/male reconstructed chest.’”
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    The Kind of Mother I’d BeBeginning a journey into the science of attachment.
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    The Land’s Dank SecretsLucy will remember the hardness on Ma’s face years later. Was it resolve, or courage, or coldness?
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    Like Any Good Sidekick“Laura could take over as the heroine if the situation demanded it.”
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    A Sharpener of Knives“I typed ‘onion soup’ and ‘how to make into Explorer. I began to despair. I read the recipe. I read it again.”
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    I Promised You a Job, Not a Family“I agree to follow him to his home, and to perform the job of being his mother.”
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    Room at the Table“Grace had the urge to introduce herself again, though that would be insulting.”
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    It’s Relief to Be SeenAn excerpt from Paul Lisicky’s new memoir, Later, about living through the AIDS crisis.