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How I Lost My Hometown

The day after the election, the last threads of attachment I felt to home frayed and finally broke.

On November 9th, I retweeted a line from Kurt Vonnegut: “True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.” I thought of my friend Jessie, who, the day before Election Day, had asked me if I planned to attend our high school reunion.

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