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Standard Loneliness Package

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Short Story.

Old trope, reasonably well done, but not exactly a story to cheer you up. Mostly has sad mood.

Describes the life of a call center employee - an unusual call center. About to have root canal? For a fee, a call center employee will feel your pain (via a chip implant in brain!) Cheated on your spouse & want to confess? Let the call center guy feel the guilt. G...more
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Published November 2010
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When less is more... this story is a good example of this assertion.
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Charles Yu lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Michelle, and their two children.

He has received the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award for his story collection Third Class Superhero, and he has also received the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award. His work has been published in the Harvard Review, The Gettysburg Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Mississippi Review, and Mid-American Review, am...more
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