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Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days

Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days

Jeanette Winterson

For years Jeanette Winterson has written a new story at Christmas time and here she brings together twelve of her brilliantly imaginative, funny, and bold tales, along with twelve delicious recipes for the twelve days of...

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What Happened

What Happened

Hillary Rodham Clinton

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history.

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Turning: A Swimming Memoir

Turning: A Swimming Memoir

Jessica J. Lee

She swims to explore the natural history of fresh water and to examine her own place in the world. Turning is a nature memoir chronicling Jessica J. Lee's year of swimming in the lakes around Berlin.

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 Read reviewThe Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Stuart Turton

Gosford Park meets Groundhog Day by way of Agatha Christie and Black Mirror - the most inventive story you'll read this year.Tonight, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed ... Again...It is meant to be a...

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The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World

The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World

Maya Jasanoff

A visionary life and times of Joseph Conrad, and of our global world, from one of the best historians writing today.   

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 Read reviewThe Life to Come

The Life to Come

Michelle de Kretser

Michelle de Kretser's fifth novel is both a delicious satire on the way we live now and a deeply moving examination of the true nature of friendship.

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Lullaby

Lullaby

Leila Slimani, Sam Taylor

The baby is dead. It took only a few seconds.   

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 Read reviewStandard Deviation

Standard Deviation

Katherine Heiny

A divinely funny novel about the challenges of a good marriage, the delight and heartache of raising children, and the irresistible temptation to wonder about the path not taken. This sensational debut will appeal to fans of David...

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 Read reviewThe Odyssey

The Odyssey

Homer, Emily Wilson

A lean, fleet-footed translation that recaptures Homer's nimble gallop and brings an ancient epic to new life.

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Christmas: A Biography

Christmas: A Biography

Judith Flanders

The acclaimed author of The Victorian House and The Victorian City tells the story of the celebration of Christmas, from mummers' plays to the invention of Sellotape, revealing much fascinating new information and shattering many...

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 Read reviewForest Dark

Forest Dark

Nicole Krauss

A novel about personal transformation that interweaves the stories of two disparate individuals, an older lawyer and a young novelist, whose transcendental search leads them to the same Israeli desert.    

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 Read reviewThe Natural Way of Things

The Natural Way of Things

Charlotte Wood

An explosively provocative exploration of contemporary misogyny and corporate control by one of Australia's most acclaimed writers.

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Two Steps Forward

Two Steps Forward

Graeme Simsion, Anne Buist

Includes P.S. insights, interviews & more.

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The Changeling

The Changeling

Joy Williams

When we first meet Pearl - young in years but advanced in her drinking - she's sitting at a hotel bar in Florida, throwing back gin and tonics. Cradled in the crook of her arm is her infant son. But the relief she feels at having...

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 Special priceThe Children's Bach

The Children’s Bach

Helen Garner

A captivating and deeply personal novel from one of Australia's most respected authors.     

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 Special priceMonkey Grip

Monkey Grip

Helen Garner

An elegant hardback edition of the novel that launched Helen Garner's career.      

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 Read reviewA Long Way from Home

A Long Way from Home

Peter Carey

Peter Carey has twice won the Booker Prize for his explorations of Australian history. A Long Way from Home is his late-style masterpiece.     

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 Read reviewFight Like a Girl

Fight Like a Girl

Clementine Ford

An incendiary debut taking the world by storm, Fight Like A Girl is an essential manifesto for feminists new, old and soon-to-be.        

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 Read reviewLa Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One

Philip Pullman

Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his daemon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is...

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 Read reviewFirst Person

First Person

Richard Flanagan

Kif Kehlmann, a young penniless writer, is rung in the middle of the night by the notorious con man and corporate criminal, Siegfried Heidl. About to go to trial for defrauding the banks of $700 million, Heidl offers Kehlmann the...

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The End We Start From

The End We Start From

Megan Hunter

For fans of Station Eleven, an extraordinary story of motherhood in a world changed beyond recognition..         

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Grace

Grace

Paul Lynch

An epic story of a young girl on a life-changing odyssey across nineteenth-century Ireland on the eve of the Great Famine

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Sour Heart

Sour Heart

Jenny Zhang

Centred on a community of immigrants precariously balanced on the edge of poverty in 1990s New York City, the stories that make up Sour Heart examine the ways that family and history can weigh us down, but also lift us up. From...

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 Read reviewThe Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

Masha Gessen

Putin's bestselling biographer reveals how, in the space of a generation, Russia surrendered to a more virulent and invincible new strain of autocracy.

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 Read reviewSing, Unburied, Sing

Sing, Unburied, Sing

Jesmyn Ward

An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing examines the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power - and limitations - of family bonds.  

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Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold

Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold

Stephen Fry

One of the most imaginative minds alive retells the greatest stories in history - the Greek Myths.

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 Read reviewThe Diary of a Bookseller

The Diary of a Bookseller

Shaun Bythell

The funny and fascinating memoir of Bythell's experiences at the helm of The Bookshop, Scotland's largest second hand bookstore--and the delightfully unusual staff members, eccentric customers, odd townsfolk and surreal buying...

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 Read reviewOn The Java Ridge

On The Java Ridge

Jock Serong

A literary novel about politics and seeking asylum, with the pace and tension of a political thriller. Plus some of the most compelling writing about the sea since Patrick O'Brian.

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Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan's Disaster Zone

Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan’s Disaster Zone

Richard Lloyd Parry

Originally published in 2017 by Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Vintage Publishing, Great Britain.

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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Reni Eddo-Lodge

The book that sparked a national conversation.  

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How To Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics

How To Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics

Michael Pollan

Could psychedelic drugs change our worldview? One of America's most revered writers takes us on a mind-altering journey to the frontiers of human consciousness.   

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A Hundred Small Lessons

A Hundred Small Lessons

Ashley Hay

From the author of the highly acclaimed The Railwayman's Wife comes an emotionally resonant and profound new novel of two families, interconnected through the house that bears witness to their lives.

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Detours

Detours

Tim Rogers

A charming, honest, funny, sad, tender and beautiful literary memoir, from Tim Rogers of You Am I. Think Patti Smith meet Dylan Thomas, by way of...

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 Read reviewWimmera

Wimmera

Mark Brandi

In the long, hot summer of 1989, Ben and Fab are best friends. Growing up in a small country town, they spend their days playing cricket, yabbying in local dams, wanting a pair of Nike Air Maxes and not talking about how Fab's dad...

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Tove Jansson Life, Art, Words: The Authorised Biography

Tove Jansson Life, Art, Words: The Authorised Biography

Boel Westin

The definitive, authorised biography of the creator of The Moomins

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The People in the Trees

The People in the Trees

Hanya Yanagihara

The brilliant and strikingly original first novel by the author of the internationally bestselling phenomenon that is A Little Life.

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Dark Emu (new edition)

Dark Emu (new edition)

Bruce Pascoe

Contradicts the conventional wisdom that native peoples were primitive hunter-gatherers

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Priestdaddy: A Memoir

Priestdaddy: A Memoir

Patricia Lockwood

The childhood of Patricia Lockwood, the poet dubbed 'The Smutty-Metaphor Queen of Lawrence, Kansas' by The New York Times, was unusual in many respects. There was the location: an impoverished,  nuclear waste-riddled area of...

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Exit West

Exit West

Mohsin Hamid

An extraordinary story of love and hope from the bestselling, Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist.All over the world, doors are appearing. They lead to other cities, other countries, other...

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 Read reviewForce of Nature

Force of Nature

Jane Harper

What happened to Alice Russell? Five women go into the bush... but only four come out. The second, hotly anticipated novel by the author of the bestselling The Dry.

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When I Hit You Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife

When I Hit You Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife

Meena Kandasamy

Caught in the hook of love, a young woman marries a dashing university professor. She moves to a rain-washed coastal town to be with him, but behind closed doors she discovers that her perfect husband is a perfect monster. As he...

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The Idiot

The Idiot

Elif Batuman

Selin, a tall, highly strung Turkish-American from New Jersey turns up at Harvard and finds herself dangerously overwhelmed by the challenges and possibilities of adulthood. She studies linguistics and literature, and spends a lot...

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Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI

Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann

A masterpiece of narrative non-fiction, set around an American crime and the birth of the FBI, a thrilling investigative account of a forgotten moment in history.    

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 Read reviewManhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach

Jennifer Egan

The long-awaited novel from the bestselling author of Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit From the Goon Squad.

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 Read reviewThe Hate Race

The Hate Race

Maxine Beneba Clarke

'Maxine Beneba Clarke is a powerful and fearless storyteller...Clarke is the read deal, and will, if we're lucky, be an essential voice in world literature for years to come' - Dave Eggers, international bestselling author

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 Read reviewHome Fire

Home Fire

Kamila Shamsie

A contemporary reimagining of Sophocles' Antigone, Home Fire is an urgent, fiercely compelling story of loyalties torn apart when love and politics collide - confirming Kamila Shamsie as a master storyteller of our times.

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Inferior: The True Power of Women and the Science That Shows it

Inferior: The True Power of Women and the Science That Shows it

Angela Saini

Physics World Book of the Year 2017 Are women more nurturing than men? Are men more promiscuous than women? Are males the naturally...

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The Hidden Hours

The Hidden Hours

Sara Foster

Arabella Lane, senior executive at a children's publisher, is found dead in the Thames on a frosty winter's morning after the office Christmas party. No one is sure whether she jumped or was pushed. The one person who may know the...

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Borne

Borne

Jeff VanderMeer

The dark, dangerous, funny and uplifting new novel from the author of Annihilation, the inspiration for the major motion picture directed by Alex Garland. 

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 Read reviewThe Ministry of Utmost Happiness

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Arundhati Roy

'How to tell a shattered story? By slowly becoming everybody. No. By slowly becoming everything.'In a city graveyard, a resident unrolls a threadbare Persian carpet between two graves. On a concrete sidewalk, a baby appears...

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 Read reviewLittle Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere

Celeste Ng

Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down.

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Small Great Things

Small Great Things

Jodi Picoult

When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father.

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A Line Made By Walking

A Line Made By Walking

Sara Baume

She writes beyond the time we live in.' Colum McCannStruggling to cope with urban life - and with life in general - Frankie, a twenty-something artist, retreats to the rural bungalow on `turbine hill' that has been vacant since...

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The Wanderers

The Wanderers

Meg Howrey

Station Eleven meets The Martian in this brilliantly inventive and timely novel about three astronauts training to be the first humans on Mars; a sharply observed story of ambition, endeavour and family.  

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 Read reviewNorse Mythology

Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman

Introducing an instant classic-master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths.

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 Read reviewMoonglow

Moonglow

Michael Chabon

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon delivers another literary masterpiece: a novel of truth and lies, family legends and existential adventure - and the forces that work to destroy us.   

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Elmet

Elmet

Fiona Mozley

Brutal and beautiful in equal measure, Elmet is a compelling portrayal of a family living on the fringes of contemporary society, as well as a gripping exploration of the disturbing actions people are capable of when pushed to...

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 Read reviewConversations with Friends

Conversations with Friends

Sally Rooney

Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and observant. But when Frances and Nick get unexpectedly closer, the sharply witty and emotion-averse Frances is forced to honestly confront her own vulnerabilities for the first...

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The Lost Pages

The Lost Pages

Marija Pericic

In this inspired novel of friendship, fraud, madness and betrayal, Marija Peričić writes vividly and compellingly of an extraordinary literary rivalry.

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Crimson Lake

Crimson Lake

Candice Fox

From the New York Times bestselling co-author of Never Never comes an ingenious and edgy suspense novel that will keep you guessing to the very last page . Her latest target, missing author Jake Scully, has a life more shrouded in...

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 Read reviewEleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Gail Honeyman

An astonishing story that powerfully depicts the loneliness of life, and the simple power of a little kindness

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The Enigmatic Mr Deakin

The Enigmatic Mr Deakin

Judith Brett

Alfred Deakin-scholar, spiritualist, prime minister-was instrumental in creating modern Australia. In the first biography of Deakin in more than half a century, the acclaimed political historian Judith Brett deftly weaves together...

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The Dark Lake

The Dark Lake

Sarah Bailey

The Dark Lake is a brooding, suspenseful and explosive debut that will grip you from the first page to the last.  

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 Read reviewUtopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

Rutger Bregman

A Sunday Times bestseller

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The Fifth Letter

The Fifth Letter

Nicola Moriarty

The Fifth Letter is a searing examination of the bonds of women's friendship groups, the loyalty and honesty they demand, and the pain of ending relationships that once seemed essential but might be outgrown.  

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Idaho

Idaho

Emily Ruskovich

One hot August day a family drives to a mountain clearing to collect birch wood. The two daughters, June and May, aged nine and six, drink lemonade, swat away horseflies, bicker, sing snatches of songs as they while away the...

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Midwinter Break

Midwinter Break

Bernard MacLaverty

A retired couple, Gerry and Stella Gilmore, fly from their home in Scotland to Amsterdam for a long weekend. A holiday to refresh the senses, and generally to take stock of what remains of their lives. Their relationship seems...

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Scorn: The Wittiest and Wickedest Insults in Human History

Scorn: The Wittiest and Wickedest Insults in Human History

Matthew Parris

A totally up-to-date compendium of the sharpest, wittiest and downright rudest insults in human history

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Tin Man

Tin Man

Sarah Winman

The beautiful and heartbreaking new novel from Sarah Winman, author of the international bestseller When God Was A Rabbit.

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The Secrets She Keeps

The Secrets She Keeps

Michael Robotham

The bestselling psychological thriller that will break your heart into tiny pieces, from world-renowned author Michael Robotham.

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 Read reviewThe Queen of the Night

The Queen of the Night

Alexander Chee

From a writer praised by Junot Diaz as 'the fire, in my opinion, and the light', Alexander Chee's mesmerizing novel The Queen of the Night follows one woman's rise from circus rider to courtesan to world-renowned...

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Days Without End

Days Without End

Sebastian Barry

Winner of the 2016 Costa Book of the Year and longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize: Sebastian Barry's sensational new novel set in mid-19th Century America.

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 Read reviewThe Blood Miracles

The Blood Miracles

Lisa McInerney

The second novel from the author of the Baileys Prize-winning The Glorious Heresies

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 Read reviewThe Refugees

The Refugees

Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Refugees is a collection of perfectly formed stories written over a period of twenty years, exploring questions of immigration, identity, love, and family.

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 Read reviewBased on a True Story

Based on a True Story

Delphine de Vigan, George Miller

What would you do if your closest friend tried to steal your life?

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A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles

21 June 1922 Count Alexander Rostov - recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt - is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel...

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Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me

Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me

Bill Hayes

A moving celebration of what Bill Hayes calls the evanescent, the eavesdropped, the unexpected of life in New York City, and an intimate glimpse of his relationship with the late Oliver Sacks.

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 Read reviewSee What I Have Done

See What I Have Done

Sarah Schmidt

A deeply atmospheric novel by a startling new Aussie talent; an incredibly unique look inside the mind of Lizzie Borden, famously accused of murdering her father and stepmother in 1892.

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