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Issue 16. September 2011 : ERIN KELLY Shhh

September 19th, 2011

Episode 102 of 315 episodes

The teenaged narrator of Erin Kelly's "Shhh" has decided to stop talking. It's an eloquent protest, conveying independence and resistance to her mother, affection for her younger brother, and a nuanced sensitivity to the world around her. While her brother builds tiny walls to protect the backyard ants, the narrator builds a connection that requires almost no words.

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