“Valerie wouldn’t have guessed that the child had it in her, to enter so completely into a life other than her own.” View this email in your browser
“Funny Little Snake,” by Tessa Hadley
“Valerie wouldn’t have guessed that the child had it in her, to enter so completely into a life other than her own.”
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