Joy Lanzendorfer discusses her debut novel, RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM.
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I don’t believe in redemption stories. ...more
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Poverty may have been beloved of St. Francis, but not so much by the rest of us. Nobody likes to look at advanced poverty, toothless and drooling, clutching the hands of children who have running sores on their filthy legs. Poverty is a crackhead who pisses on the pavement, and sleeps with fleas and stray […]
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