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Tallulah Pomeroy

A Scar Is Not a Story

The sentiment persists that scars construct character. I wish it were that easy.

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Tracy O'Neill is the author of The Hopeful. She was named a 2015 National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree and received the Center for Fiction Emerging Writers Fellowship in 2012. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Narrative, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker's Sporting Scene blog, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Atlantic, Guernica, The Guardian, Bookforum, The Literarian, Grantland, VQR, The San Francisco Chronicle, and LitHub. She teaches at the City College of New York.

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