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In the future of ‘Here Lies,’ the mourning can’t bury their dead

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Louisiana of Olivia Clare Friedman’s debut novel Here Lies feels familiar at first. Roadside stores in the fictional small town of St. Genevieve sell Pop-Tarts, Little Debbie snack cakes, Abita Purple Haze beer. Reruns of Matlock and Perry Mason air on daytime television. But the world of Here Lies is… Read More