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Bad Dreams and Other Stories
240 pages; Harper
A teenage girl surrenders her virginity to a laconic boy. Estranged sisters tap a fresh and bitter enmity. These consummately crafted tales reveal Hadley's unflinching audacity and her peerless gift for revealing ourselves as we are, not as we wish to be.
— Hamilton Cain, Natalie Beach, Erin Vanderhoof