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Title Page, Copyright

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Page 1

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pp. 1-39

Those minutes had beggared Don, and so he needed to understand what that begging had been for. His life was part of it — most vividly and elusively the life he had been allowed since that afternoon. But as an answer, it was clearly insufficient. ...

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Page 40

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pp. 40-80

Again, Gregory had them move past him, back down the hall toward the bedroom. Lisa was between the men. Horrified by the proximity to Gregory, she scurried ahead of Don, clutching Don’s wadded shirt to her chest. ...

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Page 81

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pp. 81-100

Jack’s friend had been a math teacher before joining the service. Like Jack, he was third-generation infantry. He was thirty years old. Already the facts of his life and death, such as Jack is aware of them, are fanning out and intermingling with the facts of Jack’s own life, taking on multiple identities, shifting allegiances to the knowable. ...

Notes

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pp. 101-102

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Acknowledgments

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pp. 103-104

Thanks to Kathleen and Mike Ochshorn for providing haven in the midst of acute suddenness; to Mary Jane Schenck, whose timely aid helped in the mending of a ruined house; to the Dana Foundation for a summer grant that gave me the opportunity to concentrate on the writing. ...