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Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing by Lydia Peelle
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Jul 31, 2009

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bookshelves: short-stories, southern, read2011

Well written stories, very southern and rural in setting and characterization.

"The rest of your life, Tanya, is a hell of a lot longer than you think it will be. And you'll grow tired of everything."

"When people talk about the South being haunted, it's true. But it's not the places that are haunted, it's the people. They are trapped by all the stories of the past, wandering a long hallway lined with locked doors, knocking and knocking, with no one ever answering. No one ever will. That's the thing about the past. The closest you can get to it is stories, and stories don't even come close."

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