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“As soon as you agree to soup.”: Excerpts from Erin McGraw’s ‘Joy’

“We need more soft bedding; everything now is hopelessly stained. We need better antiemetics. We need a miracle, and somebody to say so. It’s not going to be him.”

Below is an excerpt from Erin McGraw’s fiction collection Joy: And 52 Other Very Short Stories, now available from Counterpoint Press.


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Muted Light: A Friend’s Journey with Cancer

Oh, come onDon’t make me say itReaching Through the Silence: Accompanying a Friend with Cancer

The Endless Present: A Friend’s Slide to Deathil nome mio nessun saprà

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