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A juicy domestic horror.
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A beautiful and tender novel of becoming a mother.
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Taught and supple as leather, menacing and poignant.
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A sweeping, grandiose tale of love and war.
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A short, elemental novel pulsing with the rhythms of time.
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I screamed, I cackled, I winced my way through these delicious short stories.
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A rich series of stories and poems from the Pacific Ocean.