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Barry Hannah Long, Last, Happy
Long, Last, Happy

“Barry Hannah is the best fiction writer to appear in the South since Flannery O’Connor.”
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“Barry Hannah is an original, and one of the most consistently exciting writers of the post-Faulkner generation.”
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