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The Runner

Fiction Justin Tussing

The boy’s birth had been unreasonable, in all the ordinary ways.

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No. 14

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Justin Tussing’s first book, The Best People in the World (HarperCollins), received the Ken Kesey Award for the Novel. He is an associate professor at the University of Southern Maine, where he directs the Stonecoast Writers’ Conference.​


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