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By Norman Partridge

Eighteen years after highschool, the suicide of a former cheerleader-turned-prostitute inextricably binds jointly the lives of all those that enjoyed her, abused her, wronged her, and envied her. Reprint. Winner of the Bram Stoker Award. AB. LJ.

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