Alternative Dispute Resolution (E-book)

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An Accented Cinema : Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking

An Accented Cinema : Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking
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In An Accented Cinema, Hamid Naficy offers an engaging overview of an important trend--the filmmaking of postcolonial, Third World, and other displaced individuals living in the West. How their personal experiences of exile or diaspora translate into cinema is a key focus of Naficy's work. Although the experience of expatriation varies greatly from one person to the next, the films themselves exhibit stylistic similarities, from their open- and closed-form aesthetics to their nostalgic and memory-driven multilingual narratives, and from their emphasis on political agency to their concern with identity and transgression of identity. The author explores such features while considering the specific histories of individuals and groups that engender divergent experiences, institutions, and modes of cultural production and consumption. Treating creativity as a social practice, he demonstrates that the films are in dialogue not only with the home and host societies but also with audiences, many of whom are also situated astride cultures and whose desires and fears the filmmakers wish to express.


Comparing these films to Hollywood films, Naficy calls them accented. Their accent results from the displacement of the filmmakers, their alternative production modes, and their style. Accented cinema is an emerging genre, one that requires new sets of viewing skills on the part of audiences. Its significance continues to grow in terms of output, stylistic variety, cultural diversity, and social impact. This book offers the first comprehensive and global coverage of this genre while presenting a framework in which to understand its intricacies.

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9780691043913
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2001-04-29
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An Eye for the Tropics

An Eye for the Tropics
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Images of Jamaica and the Bahamas as tropical paradises full of palm trees, white sandy beaches, and inviting warm water seem timeless. Surprisingly, the origins of those images can be traced back to the roots of the islands’ tourism industry in the 1880s. As Krista A. Thompson explains, in the late nineteenth century, tourism promoters, backed by British colonial administrators, began to market Jamaica and the Bahamas as picturesque “tropical” paradises. They hired photographers and artists to create carefully crafted representations, which then circulated internationally via postcards and illustrated guides and lectures.

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An Inroduction to Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics

An Inroduction to Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics
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This accessible book outlines the key ingredients of psychological assessment and provides case studies to illustrate their application, making this an ideal textbook for courses on psychometrics or psychological assessment. The book covers the nature of assessment, basic components, how tests are made, underlying statistics, reliability and validity, assessment of intelligence, abilities and personality, non-psychometric approaches, as well as ethical and professional issues and modern developments. A final chapter explains how readers can construct their own tests. Wide-ranging case studies demonstrate the variety of contexts in which assessment is conducted. The author's clarity of writing and use of practical examples throughout helps students apply these methods in practice with confidence as part of their studies on an array of courses.

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9781847874795
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2010-01-14
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An Integrated Systems Model for Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: Perspectives from Latin America and the Caribbean

An Integrated Systems Model for Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: Perspectives from Latin America and the Caribbean
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This book sets out an integrated systems model which utilizes a public health approach and 'whole of society' philosophy for preventing and responding to child sexual abuse. It guides those engaged in policy, practice and planning concerning gender based violence and child abuse towards a more systemic approach to tackling these problems.

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9781137377654
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2014-12-15
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An Introduction to Analysis 4ed. (H/C)

An Introduction to Analysis 4ed. (H/C)
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This text prepares readers for fluency with analytic ideas, such as real and complex analysis, partial and ordinary differential equations, numerical analysis, fluid mechanics, and differential geometry. This book is designed to challenge advanced readers while encouraging and helping readers with weaker skills. Offering readability, practicality and flexibility, Wade presents fundamental theorems and ideas from a practical viewpoint, showing readers the motivation behind the mathematics and enabling them to construct their own proofs.

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An Introduction to Analysis 4ed. ISE

An Introduction to Analysis 4ed. ISE
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For one- or two-semester junior or senior level courses in Advanced Calculus, Analysis I, or Real Analysis. This text prepares students for future courses that use analytic ideas, such as real and complex analysis, partial and ordinary differential equations, numerical analysis, fluid mechanics, and differential geometry. This book is designed to challenge advanced students while encouraging and helping weaker students. Offering readability, practicality and flexibility, Wade presents fundamental theorems and ideas from a practical viewpoint, showing students the motivation behind the mathematics and enabling them to construct their own proofs.

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9780136153702
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2009-08-01
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An Introduction to International Investment Law

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This insightful and accessible introduction provides students and practitioners with a comprehensive overview of the increasingly important discipline of international investment law. Focusing primarily on the legal principles contained in the growing body of international investment agreements, this book covers the core concepts of the discipline with attention given to their relation to each other and to the manner in which they have been developed through arbitration case law. The context of each legal principle is explored along with a consideration of some of the major debates and emerging criticisms. Avoiding extensive case extracts, this book adopts an engaging and succinct narrative style which allows readers to advance their understanding of the topic while examining the legal principles with academic rigour and discerning commentary.

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9781316613573
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2016-10-17
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An Introduction to International Investment Law (e-Book)

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An Introduction to Medical Statistics Reprint Edition

An Introduction to Medical Statistics Reprint Edition
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Now in its Third Edition, An Introduction to Medical Statistics contin ues to be and invaluable textbook for medical students, doctors, medic al researchers, nurses, members of professionals allied to medicine as well as those concerned with medical data. The material covered inclu des all the statistical work that would be required for a course in me dicine and for the examinations of most of the Royal Colleges. It incl udes the design of clinical trials and epidemiological studies, data c ollection, summarizing and presenting data, probability, standard erro r, confidence intervals and significance tests, techniques of data ana lusis including multifactorial methods and the choice of statistical m ethod, problems of medical measurement and diagnosis, vital statistics, and calculation of sample size.

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2015-08-23
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An Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry 3ed.

An Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry 3ed.
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Many of us think nothing of taking a painkiller to ease a headache, or to relieve the symptoms of 'flu. But how do drugs have their effect in the human body? How are new drugs discovered and designed to be as effective as possible? An Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry offers an engaging insight into the one field of chemistry that arguably has the greatest impact on our quality of life than any other.

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An Introduction to Metaphysics (Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy)

An Introduction to Metaphysics (Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy)
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This book is an accessible introduction to the central themes of contemporary metaphysics. It carefully considers accounts of causation, freedom and determinism, laws of nature, personal identity, mental states, time, material objects, and properties, while inviting students to reflect on metaphysical problems. The philosophical questions discussed include: What makes it the case that one event causes another event? What are material objects? Given that material objects exist, do such things as properties exist? What makes it the case that a person may exist at two different times? An Introduction to Metaphysics makes these tough questions tractable by presenting the features and flaws of current attempts to answer them. Intended primarily for students taking a first class in metaphysics, this lucid and well-written text would also provide an excellent introduction for anyone interested in knowing more about this important area of philosophy.

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An Introduction To Multivariate Statistical Analysis

An Introduction To Multivariate Statistical Analysis
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Perfected over three editions and more than forty years, this field- and classroom-tested reference:
* Uses the method of maximum likelihood to a large extent to ensure reasonable, and in some cases optimal procedures.
* Treats all the basic and important topics in multivariate statistics.
* Adds two new chapters, along with a number of new sections.
* Provides the most methodical, up-to-date information on MV statistics available.

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9780471360919
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2003-07-25
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An Introduction to Politics: Lectures for First Year Students/3E

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This introduction to politics is designed for first-year students in social sciences and for the general reader interested in the basics of contemporary politic. The text's various sections and lecture summaries deal with the important areas of political science, different systems of democratic government, the fall of communism and post-communist politics, as well as issues in Caribbean politics such as globalization, constitutional reform and regional integration.

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An Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiology /2E

An Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiology /2E
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""The contents are not specifically nursing orientated but very neatly balanced to be of relevance to all working in the public health arena...the book is well written, the language is clear, and the concepts clearly and simply explained and easily understood"
Journal of Biosocial Science" What are epidemiology and public health? What is the nature of public health evidence and knowledge? What strategies can be used to protect and improve health? The second edition of this bestselling book provides a multi-professional introduction to the key concepts in public health and epidemiology. It presents a broad, interactive account of contemporary public health, placing an emphasis on developing public health skills and stimulating the reader to think through the issues for themselves.

The new edition features additional material on: Historical perspectives Public health skills for practice Evaluation of public health interventions The nature of evidence and public health knowledge Translating policy and evidence into practice "An Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiology" is key reading for students of public health and healthcare professionals, including: nurses, doctors, community development workers and public health workers.

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An Introduction to Sociolinguistics 6ed.

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics 6ed.
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This fully revised textbook is a new edition of Ronald Wardhaugh’s popular and accessible An Introduction to Sociolinguistics.

  • Provides an accessible, comprehensive introduction to sociolinguistics that reflects new developments in the field.
  • Fully revised, with 130 new and updated references to bring the book completely up-to-date.
  • Includes suggested readings, discussion sections, and exercises.
  • Features increased emphasis on issues of identity, solidarity, and power
  • Discusses topics such as language dialects, pidgins and creoles, codes, bilingualism, speech communities, variation, words and culture, ethnographies, solidarity and politeness, talk and action, gender, disadvantage, and planning.
  • Designed for introductory and post-introductory students, and ideal for courses including introduction to sociolinguistics, aspects of sociolinguistics, and language and society.
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140513559X
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An Introduction to Spectroscopy, Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding 2nd Edition (E-book)

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An Introduction to Theories of Human Development

An Introduction to Theories of Human Development
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An Introduction to Theories of Human Development provides a comprehensive view of the primary theoretical models of human development including those from the biological, psychoanalytic, behavioral, and cognitive developmental perspectives. Along with a brief discussion of a historical background for each of these approaches, this book examines the application of these theories to various aspects of human development, such as the effectiveness of early intervention, individual differences, adolescence, and sociobiology.

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An Unkindness of Ghosts

An Unkindness of Ghosts
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A Best Book of 2017: NPR, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Bustle, Bookish, Barnes & Noble, Chicago Public Library, Book Scrolling.

CLMP Firecracker Award Winner

A Stonewall Book Award Honor Book

Finalist for the 2018 Locus Award, John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and the Lambda Literary Award.

Nominated for the 2018 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Debut Novel

What Solomon achieves with this debut--the sharpness, the depth, the precision--puts me in mind of a syringe full of stars. I want to say about this book, its only imperfection is that it ended. But that might give the wrong impression: that it is a happy book, a book that makes a body feel good. It is not a happy book. I love it like I love food, I love it for what it did to me, I love it for having made me feel stronger and more sure in a nightmare world, but it is not a happy book. It is an antidote to poison. It is inoculation against pervasive, enduring disease. Like a vaccine, it is briefly painful, leaves a lingering soreness, but armors you from the inside out.
--NPR

In Rivers Solomon's highly imaginative sci-fi novel An Unkindness of Ghosts, eccentric Aster was born into slavery on--and is trying to escape from--a brutally segregated spaceship that for generations has been trying to escort the last humans from a dying planet to a Promised Land. When she discovers clues about the circumstances of her mother's death, she also comes closer to disturbing truths about the ship and its journey.
--BuzzFeed

What Solomon does brilliantly in this novel is in the creation of a society in which dichotomies loom over certain aspects of the narrative, and are eschewed by others...Hearkening back to the past in visions of the future can hold a number of narrative purposes...The past offers us countless nightmares and cautionary tales; so too, I'm afraid, can the array of possible futures lurking up ahead.
--Tor.com

This book is a clear descendent of Octavia Butler's Black science fiction legacy, but grounded in more explicit queerness and neuroatypicality.
--AutoStraddle

Ghosts are 'the past refusing to be forgot, ' says a character in this assured science-fiction debut. That's certainly the case aboard the HSS Matilda, a massive spacecraft arranged along the cruel racial divides of pre-Civil War America.
--Toronto Star

Aster has little to offer folks in the way of rebuttal when they call her ogre and freak. She's used to the names; she only wishes there was more truth to them. If she were truly a monster, she'd be powerful enough to tear down the walls around her until nothing remains of her world.

Aster lives in the lowdeck slums of the HSS Matilda, a space vessel organized much like the antebellum South. For generations, Matilda has ferried the last of humanity to a mythical Promised Land. On its way, the ship's leaders have imposed harsh moral restrictions and deep indignities on dark-skinned sharecroppers like Aster. Embroiled in a grudge with a brutal overseer, Aster learns there may be a way to improve her lot--if she's willing to sow the seeds of civil

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9781617755880
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2017-10-03
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Ana En El Tropico

Ana En El Tropico
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SPANISH LANGUAGE EDITION
Ganadora del Premio Pulitzer 2003 de Obras Dramáticas

“Extraordinaria y evocativa. La estelar Ana en el trópico es una obra de arte.” –Christine Dolen, Miami Herald

“Ana en el trópico es una obra hermosa y conmovedora, reforzada por el humor y la congja. Cruz es un seductor narrador de cuentos, y un dúctil tejedor de sueños.” –Robert L. Daniels, Variety

“El lenguaje de Cruz posee una brilliante belleza lírica, y una simple precision que encanta con su elegancia natural.” –Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer

Ana en el trópico es una nueva obra conmovedora y poética, ambientada en la Florida del año 1929, en una fábrica de tabacos cubanoamericana en la que los puros aún se hacian a mano, y donde se contrataba a lectores para instruir y entretener a los empleados. El arribo de un Nuevo lector es causa de celebración, pero cuando éste comienza a leer en voz alta de Ana Karénina, sin proponérselo, se vuelve el catalizador de las vidas de los ávidos oyentes, para los que Tolstói, el trópico, y el sueño americano resultan ser una combinación volátil.

Nilo Cruz, cuyas obras incluyen Two Sisters and a Piano, Lorca in a Green Dress, Night Train to Bolina, A Bicycle Country y Dancing on Her Knees, es uno de los más prolificos de los dramaturges cubanoamericanos. Cruz ha sido profesor de dramaturgia en las universidades Brown y Yale, y también ha recibido numerosos galardones, incluyendo el premio Pulitzer de 2003 de obras dramáticas, el galardón Steinberg, y el premio Kesselring.
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1559362456
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Analysis of Financial Time Series 2ed.

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Provides statistical tools and techniques needed to understand today's financial markets

The Second Edition of this critically acclaimed text provides a comprehensive and systematic introduction to financial econometric models and their applications in modeling and predicting financial time series data. This latest edition continues to emphasize empirical financial data and focuses on real-world examples. Following this approach, readers will master key aspects of financial time series, including volatility modeling, neural network applications, market microstructure and high-frequency financial data, continuous-time models and Ito's Lemma, Value at Risk, multiple returns analysis, financial factor models, and econometric modeling via computation-intensive methods.

The author begins with the basic characteristics of financial time series data, setting the foundation for the three main topics:

  • Analysis and application of univariate financial time series
  • Return series of multiple assets
  • Bayesian inference in finance methods

This new edition is a thoroughly revised and updated text, including the addition of S-Plus® commands and illustrations. Exercises have been thoroughly updated and expanded and include the most current data, providing readers with more opportunities to put the models and methods into practice. Among the new material added to the text, readers will find:

  • Consistent covariance estimation under heteroscedasticity and serial correlation
  • Alternative approaches to volatility modeling
  • Financial factor models
  • State-space models
  • Kalman filtering
  • Estimation of stochastic diffusion models

The tools provided in this text aid readers in developing a deeper understanding of financial markets through firsthand experience in working with financial data. This is an ideal textbook for MBA students as well as a reference for researchers and professionals in business and finance.

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0471690740
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Analytical Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis

Analytical Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
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This title presents concepts and procedures in a manner that reflects the practice and applications of these methods in today's analytical laboratories. The fundamental principles of laboratory techniques for chemical analysis are introduced, along with issues to consider in the appropriate selection and use of these methods.

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9780321706805
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2011-01-01
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Analytical Skills for Community Organization Practice

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This guide promotes the use of analytical skills in community organization practice, including information gathering and processing, legislative research, needs assessment, participatory action research, political analysis, population forecasting and social indicator analysis, power analysis, program development and planning, resource development, budgeting, and grant writing,. These analytical methods, often used in practice but seldom systematically discussed, assist the practitioner in identifying community problems, planning interventions, and conducting evaluations. The text explicates a problem-solving model that identifies concepts and theories underlying practice, methods for problem identification and assessment, and techniques for goal setting, implementation, and evaluation. It features extensive listings of Web sites for community organization practice and is dedicated to the idea that the community organizer, to be truly effective, must be prepared to be an active learner.

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0231121806
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Ancestors

Ancestors
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Offers a revised edition of Brathwaite's Mother Poem, Sun Poem, and X/Self poems which explore the author's family and childhood in Barbados and his experiences with slavery and colonialism.

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0811214486
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2001-06-17
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Annie John

Annie John
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Annie John is a haunting and provocative story of a young girl growing up on the island of Antigua. A classic coming-of-age story in the tradition of The Catcher in the Rye and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Kincaid's novel focuses on a universal, tragic, and often comic theme: the loss of childhood. Annie's voice―urgent, demanding to be heard―is one that will not soon be forgotten by readers.

An adored only child, Annie has until recently lived an idyllic life. She is inseparable from her beautiful mother, a powerful presence, who is the very center of the little girl's existence. Loved and cherished, Annie grows and thrives within her mother's benign shadow. Looking back on her childhood, she reflects, "It was in such a paradise that I lived." When she turns twelve, however, Annie's life changes, in ways that are often mysterious to her. She begins to question the cultural assumptions of her island world; at school she instinctively rebels against authority; and most frighteningly, her mother, seeing Annie as a "young lady," ceases to be the source of unconditional adoration and takes on the new and unfamiliar guise of adversary. At the end of her school years, Annie decides to leave Antigua and her family, but not without a measure of sorrow, especially for the mother she once knew and never ceases to mourn. "For I could not be sure," she reflects, "whether for the rest of my life I would be able to tell when it was really my mother and when it was really her shadow standing between me and the rest of the world."

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0374525102
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