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Meet Dan Marshall - 25, good job, great girlfriend, and living the dream life in sunny Los Angeles without a care in the world. Until his mother calls. And he ignores it, as you usually do when Mom calls. Then she calls again. And again. Dan thought things were going great at home. But it turns out his mom's cancer, which she had battled throughout his childhood with tenacity and a mouth foul enough to make a sailor blush, is back.
"Slam Dunk, Baby"
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"Literature and Life", by Rebecca Mead; "Fathers and Sons", by Tad Friend; "Yesterday", by Haruki Murakami; "The Bad Graft", by Karen Russell; "You Can Find Love Now", by Ramona Ausubel; "Good Legs", by Joshua Ferris; and "Tales Retold", by Anthony Lane.
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In this issue: "That's What He Said" by Margaret Talbot; "The Nineteenth Hole" by Jason Kersten; "A Shot to the Heart" by Stephanie Clifford; "A Song of Ice" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Second World" by Emily Nussbaum; and "Women's Work" by Anthony Lane.
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"Middlemarch and Me", by Rebecca Mead; "The Information", by Adam Gopnik; "The Other Place", by Mary Gaitskill; and "Schubert on the Beach", by Alex Ross.
"Enemy of the State", by Nicholas Lemann; “All Due Respect”, by Peter Hessler; "War of Choice", by Ken Auletta; "Center of the Universe", by Simon Rich; and "Tehran Tales", by Anthony Lane.
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"Spare us your editorials and horrible editing"
At 25 Dan left his 'spoiled white asshole' life in Los Angeles to look after his dying parents in Salt Lake City, Utah. His mother, who had already been battling cancer on and off for close to 15 years, had taken a turn for the worse. His father, a devoted marathon runner and adored parent, had been diagnosed with motor neurone disease, which was quickly eroding his body. Dan's four siblings were already home, caring for their parents and resenting Dan for not doing the same.
"The Warren Court", by James Surowiecki; “Girl Talk”, by Rebecca Mead; “Trading Stories", by Jhumpa Lahiri; "High-School Confidential", by Tea Obreht; "The Money", by Junot Diaz; “Archeology”, by Jennifer Egan; “Above and Below", by Lauren Groff; and "Man Alone", by Nancy Franklin.