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By Harlan Ellison

Uncooked, very important, uncompromising--here are photos of the misplaced, the damned, the helpless, attempting to get a deal with on lifestyles. A startling selection of 'hip' tales by means of a magnificent younger author, torn from the shadows of the twilight global.

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