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In the House at the Edge of the Heart

IN THE HOUSE AT THE EDGE OF THE HEART

After that she wouldn’t leave the house.  Letters piled up inside the front door as if holding back some indefinable flood. She let them accumulate there. Within a week the fridge was empty. She began to eat whatever  tinned food was in the cupboards and became miserly with each tin. A tin of peaches, a tin of brown lentils, and a tin of sardines made six days of meals. She drank boiled water  or black tea, and kept a teabag  o...

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