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Morphology of the Hit

Feature Leslie Jamison

We begin with the first function.


I. One of the Members Absents Himself from Home. (Definition: absentation.)


I didn’t exactly leave home for Nicaragua. I’d been leaving home for years, felt like, living in Boston, Iowa, Manhattan. Nicaragua was just the furthest I’d gone.

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Issue 05



Winter 2008


Leslie Jamison is the author of the novel The Gin Closet (Free Press) and the essay collection, The Empathy Exams, which received the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize. She lives in New York City.


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