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Hello Everybody

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In "Hello Everybody," A.M. Homes shows that when you're young, when your world is sheltered and your options for exploration limited, even a visit to a friend's house becomes an anthropological expedition; each family, an as-yet unknown tribe.

From the story:
"Neither siblings nor neighbors, he and Cheryl grew up together - each the other's witness and confidant. He was the first one to see her nose job, her breasts; both the original ones and the add-ons. She saw his chin and his eyebrow piercing before he even did."

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About the Author:
A.M. Homes is the author of the memoir The Mistress's Daughter and the novels This Book Will Save Your Life, Music For Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, and Jack, as well as the story collections The Safety of Objects and Things You Should Know. Her books have been translated into twenty-two languages. She has published fiction and essays in The New Yorker, Granta, Harper's, McSweeney's, One Story, The New York Times, and Vanity Fair, where she is a contributing editor. She lives in New York City.

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