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In this brilliantly written novel, one girl's story unfolds through the stories of those who knew her. A supermarket clerk recalls an encounter with a disturbingly thin Hayley Jo. An ex-priest remembers Hayley Jo as the best friend of Laura, whose mother he once loved. And Laura berates herself for all the running they did and how it fed her friend's addiction.
Hayley Jo's death recasts and connects the lives of her community in astonishingly violent and tender ways.
The narrators include: Robertson Dean, Traci Svendsgaard, Cassandra Campbell, Ray Porter, G. Valmont Thomas, Paul Michael Garcia, Kirsten Potter, Lorna Raver, Kristoffer Tabori, Joe Barrett, Malcolm Hillgartner, Anthony Heald, Dion Graham, Tai Sammons, and Grover Gardner.