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'If he only knew what it was, he would fix it; he would kill this mean thing that made Mama feel so bad.'Belonging and estrangement intertwine in these four lyrical short stories from the the author of Invisible Man.Penguin Modern: fifty new books...
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reflective 85%
emotional 42%
inspiring 42%
sad 42%
challenging 14%
dark 14%
informative 14%


medium 71%
fast 28%

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